Oops! It seems the folks at ABC News set up a little sting with TSA agents and wayward iPads. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well for the agent (warning: auto-play video at that link). The iPad, however, survived both the abduction and the “generous” pat-down.
The news show Nightline intentionally abandoned an iPad at an Orlando, Florida checkpoint (among others). They then used Apple’s Find My iPad app to track its movements once it had been recovered. Unfortunately, it traveled to a TSA agent’s home, where it remained for two weeks until a camera crew and reporter arrived to retrieve it from a much chagrined employee.
This was just one story from an investigation that had Nightline leave 10 iPads at security checkpoints in major airports across the US. The full story will air on Nightline this evening.
Nightline uses Find My iPad to sting sticky-fingered TSA officer originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.