Seem to recall
Last time I went to Italy aged eight (?!) having to take the batteries out of my cassette player because of some similar issue.
This was back in the 1980's but the really idiotic thing is that thanks to this people are going to hand over their external hard disks etc when asked like the sheeple (tm) they are.
I sometimes wonder, if death by a thousand cuts (aka TSA and their ilk) is actually any better than the miniscule chance of some eejit's illegally imported "Death Note(tm) or IKillYouPhone (tm) going "Full Chernobyl" in the hold.
You are literally more likely to get hit by a truck crossing the road to get to the damn airport, by about a factor of 10000 than being involved in a terrorist attack, For that matter more people have choked to death on a peanut.