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Push to punish 911 callers builds after latest Amber Alert

Some people are asking whether those who call 911 to complain about Amber Alerts should be fined or charged for tying up emergency lines unnecessarily. - Published

After Recent Child Abductions, New Push Looks To Change New York’s Policy On Issuing Amber Alerts

Changes may soon be on the way for Amber alerts issued in New York State. A state senator from Long Island wants to make the system more efficient and have more children included in the alerts.
CBS 2 - Published

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Long Island Lawmaker Wants To Improve Amber Alert Efficiency [Video]Long Island Lawmaker Wants To Improve Amber Alert Efficiency

New York state lawmakers may modify guidelines when issuing Amber Alerts; CBS2's Dave Carlin reports.

Credit: CBS 2 New York     Duration: 02:31Published

Citizens Confused After Lack Of Information In Recent Amber Alerts [Video]Citizens Confused After Lack Of Information In Recent Amber Alerts

People were left scratching their heads after Dallas police issued an Amber Alert Wednesday night for Cedric Jackson, which included no vital information.

Credit: CBS 11 Dallas     Duration: 03:23Published

MDOT MVA to test digital license plate technology in Maryland [Video]MDOT MVA to test digital license plate technology in Maryland

Maryland drivers may be driving with different license plates in the future as the Maryland Department of Transportation MVA is launching a two-year pilot program to test the use of digital license..

Credit: ABC 2 News WMAR     Duration: 01:24Published


How to turn off AMBER alerts and other public safety alerts on your iPhone (though you should keep them on)

how to turn off amber alerts and other public safety alerts on your iphone (though you should keep them on)
· *When your iPhone receives an AMBER alert, it makes a great deal of sound, so knowing how to turn these alerts off can be useful.* · *AMBER alerts are notifications issued by the Federal..
Business Insider - Published

Dutch ATMs Now Show Missing-Children Alerts

dutch atms now show missing-children alerts
The Netherlands is the first country to share missing-children appeals using ATM screens. AMBER Alerts are now being displayed on more than 300 cash machines across Holland. Compatible automatic.. - Published

ATMs in the Netherlands have started showing missing children alerts

atms in the netherlands have started showing missing children alerts
As of last week, 300 ATMs in the Netherlands manufactured by In2Retail began displaying alerts about missing children. The ATMs are currently mainly located in airports, shopping malls, and in close..
The Verge - Published

The Netherlands places missing child alerts on ATMs

The Netherlands will be the first country in the world to display Amber alerts on ATMs when a child is reported missing. The initiative, which went into effect last week, will display the photos of..
engadget - Published

The Netherlands becomes the first country to show Amber alerts on ATMs

the netherlands becomes the first country to show amber alerts on atms
Symbol: Dutch Police The Netherlands has grow to be the primary nation on the planet that has expanded its nationwide Amber Alert gadget to computerized teller machines (ATMs). Beginning ultimate week,..
The News Articles - Published

Anger at Amber Alert via cellphones shows education needed: experts

Anger at cellphone Amber Alerts that rouse people from their sleep is misplaced and shows the need for more public education, observers said on Tuesday.
CTV News - Published Also reported by •

Rant & Rave: Sharing a love of books

Readers rave about Little Libraries, hospital staff, help after accident, officer at the library, rant about noisy calls, noisy Amber Alerts, inappropriate hug, not enough blood donors, looking for..
Seattle Times - Published

Car bomb fears and stolen prototypes: Inside Facebook's efforts to protect its 80,000 workers across the globe (FB)

car bomb fears and stolen prototypes: inside facebook's efforts to protect its 80,000 workers across the globe (fb)
· *Facebook has a 6,000-person security army quietly protecting its tens of thousands of employees around the world.* · *The challenges they face are immense — from stalkers to stolen prototypes,..
Business Insider - Published

Police respond to 'disappointing' complaints by public over Amber Alert

After receiving numerous complaints about being disturbed by Amber Alerts related to a murdered 11-year-old child, Peel regional police are urging people to have some perspective.
CTV News - Published

Digital license plates are now allowed in Michigan

digital license plates are now allowed in michigan
Digital license plates are now allowed in Michigan thanks to a new state law. It will join California and Arizona as one of the few states in the US that allow digital license plates, allowing drivers..
The Verge - Published

Predictably, America wasn't thrilled with the nationwide Presidential Alert test

At 2:18 pm ET on Wednesday, cell phones across the country buzzed with a Presidential Alert emergency test from President Donald Trump. It was part of the first-ever national test of the Wireless..
Mashable - Published

FEMA will test mobile Presidential Alerts today at 2:18PM ET

FEMA will conduct the first nationwide test of its Wireless Emergency Alert system today beginning at 2:18 PM Eastern. While you can choose to opt out of mobile weather and AMBER alerts, you won't be..
engadget - Published

President Trump Will Send You a Text Today, Whether You Want It or Not

It doesn’t matter if you follow him on Twitter or not. It doesn’t matter if you’re conservative or liberal. President Trump will be directly sending a message to your phone on Wednesday, as part..
The Wrap - Published

FEMA will send a test 'Presidential Alert' to your phone Wednesday, and you can’t turn it off

fema will send a test 'presidential alert' to your phone wednesday, and you can’t turn it off
Don't be alarmed when your phone buzzes incessantly with an emergency alert from the president Wednesday afternoon — it's only a test. But unlike the emergency alerts and AMBER alerts that you..
Business Insider - Published

Lawmakers want to expand AMBER Alerts to US territories

Two US lawmakers have introduced legislation that would help expand the AMBER Alert system to all territories, which include American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico and the US..
engadget - Published

With Focus On Missing Persons, National Criminal Justice Training Center And Biometrica Announce Four-Part Expert Series on Security And Public Safety

Running from mid-September to Oct. 1, the one-year anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting, each piece focuses on an aspect of law enforcement and other public safety response to missing persons and mass..
PRWeb - Published

Brekford Traffic Safety Launches Argos Guardian Move Over Camera to Protect Law Enforcement, Tow Truck Drivers, and Other Roadside Workers

*Company Is Entering Into Extended Field Tests And Preparing For Pilot Programs With Law Enforcement Agencies Seeking A Solution To Increase Roadside Safety And Enforce Move Over Laws* *HANOVER, MD..
Accesswire - Published

State Police say no active Amber Alerts after Nassau receives notification

An Amber Alert notification was issued to Nassau County residents Wednesday morning at about 5:40 a.m, State Police said.
Newsday - Published

People with dementia more likely to go missing

The tendency of people with dementia to wander and become lost has led researchers to recommend a 'Silver Alert' system, similar to Amber Alerts for missing children, be activated when someone with the..
Science Daily - Published

No opting out: Canadians soon to get emergency alerts on their phones

Officials in Canada will soon be able to send a localized alert compelling compatible phones on an LTE network to emit an alarm — the same shrill beeping that accompanies TV and radio emergency.. - Published

Snow in London: Government issues health warning as temperatures plummet

snow in london: government issues health warning as temperatures plummet
The government has repeated health warnings after the Met Office issued yellow and amber alerts for snow and said parts of the UK, including London and the south east, would experiencing "exceptional"..
City A.M. - Published

Active Shooter - Missile Alert Update - FastCommand Feels New Alert Methodology Needed To Protect Americans

FastCommand Cyber Alert System Now Being Investigated To Protect Americans During Missile Attacks and Active Shooter Situations. US States Now Investigating Emergency Cyber Alert System for Present..
PRWeb - Published

New system to alert public of vulnerable, missing persons

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state officials have unveiled a new system to alert the public when vulnerable adults and children go missing. Gov. Pete Ricketts said Tuesday that the Endangered..
Seattle Times - Published

United States: Rebecca Jacobs Goldman Discusses FCC's Blue Alert With Radio Ink - Womble Bond Dickinson

Broadcasters and radio listeners have become familiar with Amber Alerts, which warn the public that a child is missing and presumed to be in danger, and Silver Alerts
Mondaq - Published

Navajo Nation to soon implement an emergency alert system

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye says he has signed a contract to purchase software to implement an emergency system for Amber Alerts, wildland fires, hazardous waste..
Seattle Times - Published

Facebook's New AI Can Identify Suicidal Thoughts In Posts And Videos

facebook's new ai can identify suicidal thoughts in posts and videos
Watch VideoFacebook is expanding its commitment to safety with a little help from artificial intelligence. The company announced Monday its will use the technology to help prevent..
Newsy - Published

Facebook and NZ Police team up to find missing children

facebook and nz police team up to find missing children
Facebook and New Zealand Police are teaming up to launch a new system for finding missing children.The AMBER Alerts system will be activated if a child is missing, and considered at serious risk of..
New Zealand Herald - Published

National Association of Broadcasters Again Urges Apple to Add FM Radio to iPhones

Following Apple's clarification that iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models do not have FM radio chips or antennas designed to support FM signals, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has expressed.. - Published

What time will ex-Hurricane Ophelia hit Scotland?

what time will ex-hurricane ophelia hit scotland?
Forecasters have issued amber 'be prepared' alerts and are warning of flying debris as well as large waves around coastal districts.
Daily Record - Published

Facebook issues first ever Australian amber alert for missing child

facebook issues first ever australian amber alert for missing child
It was the new feature launched this week in Australia that Facebook said they hoped they'd never have to use. Yet just a day after so-called amber alerts went live, the first has been issued to track..
New Zealand Herald - Published

FCC Moves To Streamline Emergency 'Blue Alerts' For Threats To Law Enforcement

Created in 2015, Blue Alerts are similar to Amber Alerts, but aim to catch people who threaten or harm police officers. The DOJ asked the FCC to add a special code to the broadcast emergency system.
NPR - Published

Facebook's AMBER Alerts system launches in Australia

Facebook's AMBER Alerts are now available in Australia as part of a partnership with the country's state and federal police, and Australians will now be notified of missing children on top of their..
Mashable - Published

Someone is sending spyware after Mexican journalists and lawyers

Mexican journalist and human rights lawyers have been getting some troubling texts.  Some come in the guise of bills to pay, according to a new report from Citizen Lab. Some are dressed as AMBER..
Mashable - Published

Bill clears U.S. hurdle to expand Amber Alerts in tribal lands

Federal legislation to expand the Amber Alert child abduction emergency notification system in Native American communities...
Deseret News - Published

"Cry Safety... And Let Slip The Dogs Of Control"

cry safety... and let slip the dogs of control
Authored by Eric Peters via, *Whatever their failings, machines generally don’t second-guess you.* Turn them on, turn them off. Point them in a certain direction. Command them..
Zero Hedge - Published

Everything you need to know about mobile Amber Alerts

At 2:38 PM on May 19th, 2017, my phone buzzed, emitting a high-pitched tone. So did the phone of my colleague Roberto Baldwin, who was standing with me in a Starbucks near our office. Actually, all of..
engadget - Published Also reported by •TUAW

Facebook's AMBER Alerts tool is transforming how we find missing children

Since it launched 21 years ago after the tragic death of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas, the AMBER Alert system has helped families and authorities successfully recover 868 missing..
Mashable - Published

CRTC says wireless companies must be able to send emergency alerts

*By The Canadian Press* Canada's telecom regulator says all wireless service providers must be able to send emergency alerts to customers' cellphones, and has set a deadline for it to..
CJME - Published

How to turn off emergency alerts on your iPhone

how to turn off emergency alerts on your iphone
If you own an iPhone, chances are you've been disturbed before by a loud Amber or Emergency Alert notification. For example, it was raining heavily in New York on Friday — everyone could see it...
Business Insider - Published

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