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US to brief Europe on ‘likely’ laptop ban for inbound flights – USA TODAY

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The U.S. is considering expanding a policy requiring travelers on incoming foreign flights to pack laptops in their checked luggage, instead of carryon bags.(Photo: Mel Evans, AP) WASHINGTON — A U. S. delegation is scheduled to meet with European government officials Wednesday in Brussels in advance of a “likely” ban on laptops and tablets in the cabins of trans-Atlantic flights to the United States, a Department of Homeland official said…

Why extending laptop ban makes no sense – CNN

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Trump’s expected widening of laptop ban has European airlines worried – Fox News

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

European airlines are prepping for an expansion of the U.S. ban on bringing laptops and other large electronic devices inside the cabins of planes headed for American airports. While no official announcement has been made, the U.S. has already banned laptops on board flights coming into the country from eight Middle Eastern and North African nations, and European transport and security officials are slated to meet with their American…

Trump’s expected widening of laptop ban has European airlines worried – Fox News

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

European airlines are prepping for an expansion of the U.S. ban on bringing laptops and other large electronic devices inside the cabins of planes headed for American airports. While no official announcement has been made, the U.S. has already banned laptops on board flights coming into the country from eight Middle Eastern and North African nations, and European transport and security officials are slated to meet with their American…

U.S. officials will talk to Europe about expanding the in-flight laptop ban – Recode

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

U.S and European government officials will huddle on Wednesday as the Trump administration decides whether to ban large electronic devices like laptops on some transatlantic flights. At the meeting, the two sides will “assess any new threats and work towards a common approach to address them,” an EU official said at a press conference today. Beginning in March, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security prohibited cameras, DVD players, tablets and…

Why Carmel doesn’t want one laptop or iPad per student – Indianapolis Star

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share When most districts in the states raced to put an iPad or laptop in each student’s hands. Wochit Buy Photo A Carmel High School student works on her laptop and smartphone in between classes in the school’s media center May 8.(Photo: Emma Kate Fittes/IndyStar)Buy Photo CARMEL, Ind. — “Slow and steady wins the race.”  That’s how administrators at Carmel Clay Schools describe technology integration in its…

Donald Trump’s laptop ban could lead to ‘catastrophic’ fire on flight, airline pilots say – The Independent

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

UK airline pilots have warned of the risk of a “catastrophic” on-board fire if a ban on laptops is introduced on transatlantic flights.  Most laptops, tablets and e-readers are powered by lithium batteries which, when faulty or short-circuited, can ignite. Laurie Price, former Aviation Advisor to the Transport Select Committee and himself a private pilot, told The Independent: “We have had numerous incidents of devices with lithium batteries suddenly bursting…

Hollywood Braces for Laptop Ban on European Flights Ahead of Cannes – Hollywood Reporter

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Festivalgoers are crying foul amid concerns about broken or stolen devices as well as how to pass the time on a transatlantic flight. Hollywood is bracing for a looming laptop ban on flights from Europe to the United States, a move that could have a major impact on people traveling to the Cannes Film Festival. The Trump administration has indicated that it will expand a similar rule already in…

Keylogger discovered preinstalled on some HP laptops – CNET

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Something’s watching you. Sarah Tew/CNET Your new HP laptop may be recording everything you do on it. That is the warning issued Thursday by Swiss security researcher ModZero, which discovered an audio driver installed on several HP laptops contains a keylogger-type feature that secretly records every keystroke entered into the computer to an unencrypted file on the computer’s hard drive. The driver, developed by audio chip maker Conexant, is loaded…

Keylogger discovered preinstalled on some HP laptops – CNET – CNET

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Something’s watching you. Sarah Tew/CNET Your new HP laptop may be recording everything you do on it. That is the warning issued Thursday by Swiss security researcher ModZero, which discovered an audio driver installed on several HP laptops contains a keylogger-type feature that secretly records every keystroke entered into the computer to an unencrypted file on the computer’s hard drive. The driver, developed by audio chip maker Conexant, is loaded…

The EU is urgently trying to talk the US out of banning laptops from the cabins of transatlantic flights – CNBC

Saturday, May 13, 2017

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Here’s how the laptop ban works on flights to the US – TechCrunch

Saturday, May 13, 2017

President Trump is reportedly gearing up to introduce a ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights between Europe and the U.S., expanding a ban that was initially placed on travelers entering America from selected airports in the Middle East in March. These days it is almost unthinkable to travel without a laptop, iPad or camera when going overseas, and almost everyone would prefer to keep those items…

Gadgets to use if you can’t take your laptop on a plane – CNNMoney

Saturday, May 13, 2017

As if tensions weren’t running high enough on flights already, soon you may not be able to carry on your laptop to binge watch your favorite series or catch up on work. The Department of Homeland Security is considering a plan that would prohibit passengers from bringing large electronics into the cabin on flights from Europe to the U.S. Here’s a gadget guide so you can keep working even if…

Here’s how the laptop ban works on flights to the US – TechCrunch

Saturday, May 13, 2017

President Trump is reportedly gearing up to introduce a ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights between Europe and the U.S., expanding a ban that was initially placed on travelers entering America from selected airports in the Middle East in March. These days it is almost unthinkable to travel without a laptop, iPad or camera when going overseas, and almost everyone would prefer to keep those items…

Gadgets to use if you can’t take your laptop on a plane – CNNMoney

Saturday, May 13, 2017

As if tensions weren’t running high enough on flights already, soon you may not be able to carry on your laptop to binge watch your favorite series or catch up on work. The Department of Homeland Security is considering a plan that would prohibit passengers from bringing large electronics into the cabin on flights from Europe to the U.S. Here’s a gadget guide so you can keep working even if…

US prepares to ban laptops on flights from Europe – ABC News

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The U.S. is expected to broaden its ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the European Union, a move that would create logistical chaos on the world’s busiest corridor of air travel. Alarmed at the proposal, which airline officials say is merely a matter of timing, European governments held urgent talks on Friday with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The ban would affect trans-Atlantic routes that…

HP Issues Fix For Laptops That Accidentally Logged Every Keystroke – Forbes

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Keeping the software installed on your computer fully updated should be a good thing. It’s supposed to make it harder for the bad guys to compromise your system by patching vulnerabilities. Sometimes, however, those updates introduce all new problems, and sometimes they’re quite severe. HP An HP Folio G1 Laptop That’s what some HP laptop owners were warned about this week. Just a few days ago, researchers with the Swiss…

Emirates Airlines Reports 82% Plunge in Profits Amid US Laptop Ban – NBCNews.com

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, saw its annual profit drop by a whooping 82 percent for its 2016-2017 year. The company in part put blame for the dramatic decrease on the Trump administration’s decision to ban laptop use on Middle Eastern flights. The airline said in its annual 2016-2017 report that it generated a revenue of AED 1.3 billion ($340 million) until March 31, constituting its lowest profit in…

Here’s how the laptop ban works on flights to the US – TechCrunch

Saturday, May 13, 2017

President Trump is reportedly gearing up to introduce a ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights between Europe and the U.S., expanding a ban that was initially placed on travelers entering America from selected airports in the Middle East in March. These days it is almost unthinkable to travel without a laptop, iPad or camera when going overseas, and almost everyone would prefer to keep those items…

Here’s how the laptop ban works on flights to the US – TechCrunch

Friday, May 12, 2017

President Trump is reportedly gearing up to introduce a ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights between Europe and the U.S., expanding a ban that was initially placed on travelers entering America from selected airports in the Middle East in March. These days it is almost unthinkable to travel without a laptop, iPad or camera when traveling overseas, and almost everyone would prefer to keep those items…