“WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government, citing unspecified threats, is barring passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets and electronic devices on board in carry-on bags.”
“Your Twitter handle may soon be part of the US visa process. Yesterday, US Customs and Border Protection entered a new proposal into the federal register, suggesting a new field in which persons entering the country can declare their various social media accounts and screen names.”
Sean O’Neill recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek’s Travel Blog:
To help track suspected terrorists, the Federal Bureau of Investigation scans through the records of many businesses. The records of travel companies are targeted in particular. Wired has the scoop in its blog post on newly declassified files.
These are my links for January 19th 2009 through March 16th 2009:
- Get ready to get even more personal with airport security – Passengers making airline reservations soon will be required to provide their birth date and their sex in addition to their names as part of aviation security enhancements the 9/11 Commission recommended
- TripIt organizes your travel itinerary – TripIt promises to organize your travel. Simply e-mail your flight itinerary, car rental info, and hotel reservations to TripIt and the service prepares all your information into one master itinerary.