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Trump laptop ban mocked on Twitter by Middle-Eastern airline – CNET

Friday, March 24, 2017

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Enlarge Image Composing a tweet in riposte? Pool, Getty Images It’s unclear why the government has decided to prevent travelers boarding at certain locations in the Middle East and Africa from having laptops and tablets inside the cabin during flights. What’s a little clearer is that one airline thinks the whole thing slightly risible. Royal…

Emirates: Use our new ‘laptop handling service’ to beat ban – USA TODAY

Friday, March 24, 2017

An Emirates Airbus A380 painted in a Los Angeles Dodgers livery departs for Dubai from San Francisco International Airport on Oct. 23, 2016. (Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, special for USA TODAY) Emirates airline will introduce a “laptop and tablet handling service,” a move that follows an electronics carry-on ban introduced by the United States this week. With the service, Emirates is attempting to minimize the inconvenience to fliers affected by the new U.S….

Emirates: Use our new ‘laptop handling service’ to beat ban – USA TODAY

Friday, March 24, 2017

An Emirates Airbus A380 painted in a Los Angeles Dodgers livery departs for Dubai from San Francisco International Airport on Oct. 23, 2016. (Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, special for USA TODAY) Emirates airline will introduce a “laptop and tablet handling service,” a move that follows an electronics carry-on ban introduced by the United States this week. With the service, Emirates is attempting to minimize the inconvenience to fliers affected by the new U.S….

Emirates: Use our new ‘laptop handling service’ to beat ban – USA TODAY

Thursday, March 23, 2017

An Emirates Airbus A380 painted in a Los Angeles Dodgers livery departs for Dubai from San Francisco International Airport on Oct. 23, 2016. (Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, special for USA TODAY) Emirates airline will introduce a “laptop and tablet handling service,” a move that follows an electronics carry-on ban introduced by the United States this week. With the service, Emirates is attempting to minimize the inconvenience to fliers affected by the new U.S….

Making sense of the laptop ban – TechCrunch

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

News broke earlier this week that the U.S. would ban laptops and tablets (and any other electronic device larger than a smartphone) from all U.S.-bound flights that take off from 10 airports in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The U.K. then followed suit and instituted its own ban, which targets a slightly different list of airports, which — at least on the face of it — doesn’t make a…

Flight ban on laptops ‘sparked by IS threat’ – BBC News

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Image caption The UK ban applies to direct inbound flights from six countries; the US ban lists eight countries An aircraft cabin ban on large electronic devices was prompted by intelligence suggesting a terror threat to US-bound flights, say US media. The US and UK have announced new carry-on restrictions banning laptops on certain passenger flights. The so-called Islamic State group (IS) has been working on ways to smuggle explosives…

Flight ban on laptops ‘sparked by IS threat’ – BBC News

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Image caption The UK ban applies to direct inbound flights from six countries; the US ban lists eight countries An aircraft cabin ban on large electronic devices was prompted by intelligence suggesting a terror threat to US-bound flights, says US media. The US and UK have announced new carry-on restrictions banning laptops on certain passenger flights. The so-called Islamic State (IS) has been working on ways to smuggle explosives on…

US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights – BBC News

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Media captionWhy are gadgets banned but mobiles ok? Daniel Sandford explains The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey. The US ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone is being imposed as an anti-terrorist precaution. It covers inbound flights on nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. Phones are not affected….

5 Reasons Banning Laptops On Flights From Muslim Countries Is Stupid And Dangerous – Forbes

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Emirates is one of many airlines affected by the DHS ban on certain devices on America-bound planes from eight Muslim-majority countries. They have 96 hours to impose the ban. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) Aviation security experts are looking agog at the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to ban a range of electronic devices larger than a cellphone from being taken on U.S.-bound flight cabins from 10 airports in countries that are Muslim-majority….

How to keep your laptop safe under the new airline ban – CNNMoney

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Whether you wanted to binge watch TV, catch up on work, or keep a toddler from yelling for 15 hours straight, the new rules on checked-in electronics are definitely an inconvenience. But they can also present major safety issues for your hardware and data. The United States announced a new rule that bans bigger-than-a-smartphone electronics from the airline cabin on certain flights to the United States including laptops, tablets and…

Walnut Hills Branch library seeing success with laptop kiosk – WCPO

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CINCINNATI–The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has opened up its first laptop kiosk in Walnut Hills—and so far, it’s a success. Patrons of the Walnut Hills Branch Library have been taking advantage of the extra computers. According to the library, they’ve been checked out 221 times since late February, with most users spending about 70 minutes with the laptops.  “The general idea is to make it so there…

US bans tablets and laptops on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries – The Verge

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security today announced new carry-on restrictions for flights to the US from eight Middle Eastern countries, confirming reports from yesterday that such a ban would be implemented as soon as this week. The restrictions forbid electronic devices larger than a smartphone from being carried in the cabin of the airplane, including laptops, tablets, e-readers, cameras, portable DVD players, and handheld gaming devices (larger than a smartphone)….

5 Reasons Banning Laptops On Flights From Muslim-Majority Countries Is Stupid And Dangerous – Forbes

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Emirates is one of many airlines affected by the DHS ban on certain devices on America-bound planes from eight Muslim-majority countries. They have 96 hours to impose the ban. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) Aviation security experts are looking agog at the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to ban a range of electronic devices larger than a cellphone from being taken on U.S.-bound flight cabins from 10 airports in countries that are Muslim-majority….

No Electronics on Some US-bound Jets from Mideast, Africa – Voice of America

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

WASHINGTON —  The U.S. government is ordering passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from a handful of mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to pack electronic devices other than cellphones in their checked baggage. Senior Trump administration officials said that starting Tuesday morning airlines flying directly to the United States from 10 airports in eight countries could allow only cellphones and smartphones in carry-on bags for U.S.-bound flights. Other electronics,…

US curbs laptops, tablets and cameras on flights from Mideast – Financial Times

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

US curbs laptops, tablets and cameras on flights from Mideast

The Latest: Emirates to enforce US ban on laptops in cabins – WSB Radio

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CAIRO –  The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Qatar Airways has issued a travel alert to passengers about the new U.S. security guidelines prohibiting them from carrying electronics other than mobile phones onto its U.S.-bound planes. The government-backed carrier said Tuesday it…

US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries – BBC News

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new directive is expected to affect airlines from 13 countries The US is banning electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight mainly Middle Eastern and North African countries. A US government source told the BBC that the measure would affect nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. US media reported the order was sparked by intelligence gathered overseas. It will reportedly…

US curbs laptops and tablets on flights from Mideast – Financial Times

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

US curbs laptops and tablets on flights from Mideast