Can TSA Take Your Phone? Everything You Need to Know


Increased security at U.S. airports has a lot of people worried about the security of their mobile devices. We keep a lot of personal, sensitive information on our phones, from banking apps to photos, and the idea of someone rifling through all of those things is rather uncomfortable. But what can security agencies, like the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) or Customs and Border Protection (CBP), actually do with your phone? Can they take it away? Can they even look through it? Knowing what’s allowed and what’s not is key to being informed. Here are six things you need to know….

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