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Cellphones have transformed the way society as a whole can receive important information from governmental entities. In Asia, Japan in particular, there are systems established to alert entire swaths of customers as to when potential storms are coming. And now, Americans using Apple's iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S will be able to receive government-issued safety messages over AT&T. The carrier has noted that AMBER Alerts and emergency alerts – such as man-made or natural disasters, and Presidential alerts -- will be included, and the carrier settings update should be pushed as early as today... Read more...
It's always great when we can catch up with China, isn't it?  After all, China used SMS alerts to warn citizens over Typhoon Kaemi in 2006.The plan stems from the Warning Alert and Response Network Act, a 2006 federal law that requires upgrades to the emergency alert system. The act requires the Federal Communications Commission to develop ways to alert the public about emergencies.“The ability to deliver accurate and timely warnings and alerts through cellphones and other mobile services is an important next step in our efforts to help ensure that the American public has the information they... Read more...