Florida Smartphone Users Receive State-Wide Amber Alert

If you own a smartphone, you know all about the text message ad pushes that most people just instantly delete in sheer annoyance. On Monday, Florida smartphone users were messaged a state-wide Amber Alert. Certain wireless customers learned the hard way about a new system triggering smartphones to make a noise when an Amber Alert […]

Government Alerts, Amber Alerts & Emergency Alerts (and How to Turn Them Off)

Recently we had a epic storm in our area that included nearly 12″ of snow, very low temperatures and blizzard conditions. This caused an Emergency Alert to be broadcast by the government. What was most annoying to many in our area is that the alert was posted at 4:00 AM the day before the storm […]

Wireless AMBER Alert program shutting down at end of year

The coalition of groups and government agencies that brought us Wireless AMBER Alerts announced today that the program will be ending at the end of the year. AMBER Alerts, as most you already know, aim to alert the public to recent abductions in an effort to get kidnapped children home safely as quickly as possible. […]

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