Emergency officials will soon be able to blast critical alerts to anyone with a cell phone in a certain section of the city.
If Times Square needs to be evacuated because of a bomb threat or if a hurricane is bearing down on Queens, warnings will be bounced from cell towers.
NY Daily News
Not only will I be forced to get these alerts, but these alerts will interrupt your service and whatever task you might be performing (data, voice call, text, etc.) in order to get these alerts. The crying wolf amber alert system may be something that someone might be interested in getting updates from, but I sure as hell don't want whatever important call I may be on to be dropped simply so that I can be notified of another custody battle gone wild.
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The messages, including urgent blasts from the President, information on imminent threats and Amber Alerts about missing children, will supercede all other phone traffic so they won't be stalled or delayed.
While the mainstream media outlets such as the Associated Press and CBS have touted this latest government intrusion into our lives as something beneficial, with catchy little quotes/soundbytes from the likes of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg who said this is a "quantum leap forward in using technology to help keep people safe," I prefer the counterspin reporting of infowars.com who reported...
It’s not enough the government and its corporate media propaganda tool commandeer the television and radio with phony terror alerts and incessant nonsense about Muslim miscreants who are inspired by FBI agents provocateurs to talk about terrorism.
Soon it this propaganda will reach out to your cell phone. It will be mandatory to receive this propaganda.
CBS and the AP report today that next year the government will mandate all new cell phones will be required to have a chip that receives government propaganda and fear-mongering. Many smart phones already have technology easily commandeered by the state. Government propaganda will supersede all other calls.
Carriers AT&T and Verizon say they will implement the technology. Eighty-five percent of Americans over 18 own a cell phone.
Following the debunked Osama death raid, the government announced it will alert the public to emergencies via cell phones. The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the system will warn people about terrorist attacks, natural disasters or other emergencies.
The new system will be in place in New York City and Washington by the end of the year and in cities across the country by the end of next year, according to CBS New York.
In addition to Amber Alerts and warnings of imminent doom from terrorists who hate us for our freedom, the system will send out “urgent blasts from the president,” according to the New York Daily News.