Here’s a little more about the TSA and the iPad: you may remember that I commented earlier at http://macviruscom.wordpress.com/2010/04/06/apple-crumble-theres-no-need-for-security/ and at http://www.eset.com/blog/2010/04/06/so-apple-really-doesnt-have-a-security-problem.
Roger Yu says in USA Today that:
Ordinarily, travelers are required to remove laptops from their bags at checkpoints. But the iPad is a half-inch thick and is free of internal parts and accessories that can block images when laptops go through the screening machines.
The story is at http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/2010-04-12-airportcheckin12_ST_N.htm. Yu also points out that officials have discretion to insist that you do take out your iPad or Kindle etc. for a closer check, if they regard you as in some way suspicious.
David Harley FBCS CITP CISSP
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