TSA: Netbooks Aren’t Notebooks

Do you need to remove your iPad from your briefcase when you go through airport security? No, says “Blogger Bob” of the TSA. But he also says that netbooks don’t need to be removed:

Only electronics the size of a standard laptop or larger (for example Playstation®, Xbox™, or Nintendo®), full-size DVD players, and video cameras that use video cassettes must be removed from their carrying cases and submitted separately for x-ray screening. Removing larger electronics helps us get a better look at them and also allows us to get a better look at the contents of your bag. If you you have a TSA “checkpoint friendly” laptop bag, you can leave your laptop in.)

Which leaves only one question: What, exactly, is a standard laptop?


13 comments

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  1. SirWired April 7, 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    WTF? They make me take my Kindle out, and there’s nothing at all to that…

  2. Mike Cerm April 8, 2010 at 1:39 am #

    The TSA probably does something important, but most of their rules, what they allow/disallow, is just silliness. Bruce Schneier called it security theater, and he’s right.

    This one time, a dude tried unsuccessfully to ignite his shoes. Since then, all passengers have been required to take off their shoes for screening. Then, people tried unsuccessfully to bring “liquid explosives” onto a plane, so now you’re not allowed to bring WATER through the checkpoint.

    Are we any safer? Not really. You can still bring baby formula, and/or explosives disguised as baby formula.

  3. tom b April 8, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    Theater indeed. I suppose they could catch really stupid criminals, though, and most people who wish to blow themselves up probably qualify.

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