Wednesday, July 12, 2006

U.S. Homeland Security Emergency Alerts

Your cell phone or other connected mobile device may soon be able to receive emergency alerts from the Department of Homeland Security whenever there is a disaster or an attack. According to the CNN article, it is part of a new digital alert system being developed by the Homeland Security Department, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to Aaron Walker from the Homeland Security Department, "Anything that can receive a text message will receive the alert." (Sources: CNN, Slashdot)

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