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  • Experts: Electronics ban on flights may expand

    Boston Herald - 03/23/2017

    Carey Rappaport, deputy director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Awareness and Localization of Explosive-Related Threats Center, acknowledged that the restrictions present a real inconvenience for people, particularly those who use the devices to get work done during long flights.

    “But if there’s credible intelligence that terrorists are threatening us with more effective means of hiding explosives, we need to keep people safe,” said Rappaport, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern University. “Checked baggage screening is more comprehensive, so you can do better at finding any threat that might exist.”

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