Travel Writer Christopher Elliot has a column today on the TSA’s addiction to passenger’s iPads.
Why are iPads like crack to TSA Officers? As Elliot says:
Well, they’re the perfect item to plunder. They’re relatively compact, they’re sought-after and there’s a robust, no-questions-asked market for used iPads online. Oh, and they’re pretty easy to steal. Since TSA doesn’t require them to be removed during screening, passengers often pack them away in their carry-on bag and forget them.
There’s a poll there, too, so be sure to vote against iPad theft! (I’d image the 1% that are voting for it work at the DHS.)