The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that passengers traveling to the United States on foreign airlines from eight Muslim-majority countries may no longer bring laptops, tablets and other large electronic devices in their carry-on bags. The White House called the measures, which airlines must put in place by Friday, necessary to address threats from terrorist groups that might plant explosives in the devices. The U.K. announced a similar ban covering six Muslim majority countries hours later. We discuss the ban and its potential impacts.
U.S. Bans Large Carry-On Electronics on Flights from Eight Muslim-Majority Countries
Alex Davies, senior associate editor, WIRED
Richard Bloom, chief academic officer and director of terrorism, intelligence, and security studies, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University