The information was encrypted and destroyed within two hours, according to the TSA.
Early Wednesday evening, the agency said it did post signs to inform passengers the technology was in use.
According to the TSA, the signs said, “TSA is testing the use of Bluetooth technology in this area to calculate wait times. If you do not wish to participate, you can turn off your Bluetooth device or disable the Bluetooth feature. TSA will encrypt Bluetooth addresses and delete all data with in hours. Your safety is our priority.”
A TSA spokesman did not immediately answer whether those signs were posted in Las Vegas and Indianapolis during the 2012 pilot program.