“The US Transportation Security Administration late Sunday implemented new rules that are likely to have far-reaching implications for technology on planes. The security measures will ban those on international flights entering the US from having any ‘personal belongings’ on their laps for the final hour of the flight, restricting notebooks and most other non-handheld devices. Access to carry-on bags is similarly restricted for the same period,” Electronista reports.
“They also preclude use of any communications or entertainment integrated with the plane itself for the final hour of the trip. The step not only restricts traditional services for passengers like phones and seat-mounted TV but also shuts down Wi-Fi services provided by carriers entering the US,” Electronista reports. “Strictly domestic flights aren’t affected by the restrictions.”
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TSA Security Directive SD-1544-09-06 can be read in full here.