jbc: Not clicking to see what the Goatlaying Dimwit has on his idiotic blog. Get us a legitimate link, Subby.
serial_crusher: Verizon has been doing those for a while hasn't it?I didn't know about the "presidential alerts" category though. How long before we get one of those about the "national emergency" of some abortion or gun control related legislation that we urgently need to write our congressmen about?
Bathia_Mapes: There are some weapons-grade derb in those article comments.
Buzzerguy: Author is Jim Hoft, better known as The Stupidest Man on the Internet./This gets the green light? Really?
hardinparamedic: Holy shiat, this article is derpy - something tells me this website gets all of it's traffic from paranoid tin-foil connoisseurs.
dustman81: First off, AT&T is just now doing what the other major cell providers have been doing for awhile.
Flint Ironstag: How do they get from an alert system that sends out broadcast messages to "So now Barack can track your calls"?Isn't that what the NSA have been doing, with or without this emergency broadcast app?
dustman81: If the President issues an EAS message, it means we're in some deep shiat.
Speaker2Animals: Subdumbassmitter: "... that you won't be able to turn off."Picture in TFA: On-off switches.
Ivo Shandor: Words in TFA: on/off switches for those alert categories, but not for the "presidential" ones.
Hickory-smoked: Ivo Shandor: Words in TFA: on/off switches for those alert categories, but not for the "presidential" ones.What exactly is a "presidential alert?"
I_C_Weener: I trust my cell phone provider as much as I trust the government.
hardinparamedic: Personally, I wish there were more ways to get Emergency Alert Notices out to people other than the rare weather radio which everyone should own but few do.You might save more than a few lives each year, especially in areas where severe weather and tornados are common.
Shakin_Haitian: Next it'll be on our farking TVs and radios.
albert71292: Doesn't bother me. I don't own an iPhone... or ANY other kind of cellphone! They'll just have to tap my landline!
MightyPez: Hickory-smoked: Ivo Shandor: Words in TFA: on/off switches for those alert categories, but not for the "presidential" ones.What exactly is a "presidential alert?"Likely "We have been invaded" or something like that
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