SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is following up on reports that terrorists may try to target planes by turning cell phones into undetectable bombs.
People boarding flights may have to power up their electronic devices before being allowed to get on planes as a new TSA security measure.READ MORE: Bay Area Startup Sets Sights On Developing 'Perpetually Flying Drone'
As a frequent flyer myself, obviously I don’t like the inconvenience of this new rule, but it’s hard to second guess security. Theoretically you could have your phone confiscated if you have a dead battery or maybe you’ll just miss your flight because you’re busy charging your battery or someone ahead of you has to. It’s too early to say.READ MORE: Elderly Man Fatally Struck By Motorist In San Francisco's Bayview
I actually was asked a few months ago to turn on my laptop even though this ruling just came down.