Electronics to be examined under new TSA security measures

ipad iphone apple tablet smartphone mobile phone - Public Domain

Power it up, or leave it behind.

The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday that officers may ask passengers en route to the United States from overseas to turn on their electronic devices to prove they work and aren’t explosive devices.

They won’t allow devices without power on board planes. The traveler may then undergo additional screening.

It’s part of an update to security measures aimed at combating potential new threats from terrorists in the Middle East and Europe.

(Read the rest of the story here…)