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Devices running iOS 6 will receive national emergency alerts from the U.S. government. Regardless of the nature of the national emergency - natural disaster, terror alert, etc. - Wireless Emergency...
06-15-2012, 09:02 PM #1
National Emergency Alerts Will Hit iOS 6 Devices
Devices running iOS 6 will receive national emergency alerts from the U.S. government. Regardless of the nature of the national emergency - natural disaster, terror alert, etc. - Wireless Emergency Alerts will now be able to reach iPhones, iPods, and iPads running iOS 6, which was formally unveiled last week and will be launched this fall.
The discovery of the new alert capability came from Emergency Management. As chronicled on their blog, "Government Alerts" is the iOS 6 interface for what's known as Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) or Commercial Mobile Alerting System (CMAS).
So, the stage has been set for a consistently growing number of people in the US to have capability to receive alerts from local, state, and federal officials through the initiative led by FEMA's Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) program.
Source: Emergency Management
06-15-2012, 09:32 PM #2
Good to know..
06-15-2012, 10:00 PM #3
this is just what apple needs when they take over the world.
06-15-2012, 10:12 PM #4
Ok, so how to i turn it off and/or block it?
06-15-2012, 10:16 PM #5
thank u for pointing that out i will not be updating to iOS 6 unless when they jailbreak it they figure out how to block that invasion of privacy i don't want my device at any point in time for when they deem it an emergency to shut off from whatever i am doing and seeing just for a public service announcement etc..
06-15-2012, 10:29 PM #6
06-15-2012, 10:29 PM #7
How many emergency alerts do you normally get from tv or radio? At least for me. Very very rarely and if it's a terrorist attack or something on that emergency? Then yeah who cares. I'm sure it will be a banner notification. It's not as if it should lock up your phone.
06-15-2012, 10:35 PM #8
And If a safety alerts system is the only thing keeping you from upgrading, you have issues.
06-15-2012, 11:05 PM #9
Uh oh. The cable company tests this crap all the time, and while they're testing you can't skip it or ignore it - we're forced to sit through the test. If this is anything like that it's going to make a lot of people angry. If its just a mass text message that can be blocked then cool
06-15-2012, 11:13 PM #10
Plus the testing that has been going on more frequently is because I beleive they are testing a whole new system. I have only seen the new system once and I am a night owl; which is when they do most of thier testing.
06-15-2012, 11:25 PM #11
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06-16-2012, 01:49 AM #14
While I do like this quite a bit and believe it's a smart addition, I believe it's nearly pointless where I live. Northeast Texas is bad about sending out these emergency broadcasts after or during the emergency. They're usually horribly late when it comes to broadcasting the warning. Either way, still a great idea.
06-16-2012, 01:59 AM #15
I'm pretty sure they have machines on land fault lines that report seismic activity giving the surrounding area sufficient time to react to a catastrophic earthquake.
06-16-2012, 03:02 AM #16
Any Al Qaeda members here?
What kind of citizens are this folks?
Al Qaeda members doesn't need alert, I need it!!
06-16-2012, 03:34 AM #17
In here, Japan, my iOS 5 iPhone has earthquake alert option in notification setting. But, I already installed yurekuru call, which has the same function and is free. So, I don't use iPhone warning notification. I usually get alerts, about the time and the scale, 5-20 seconds before the earthquake. It's not long, but it's enough to make a quick decision; No time for calling my family, though.
06-16-2012, 04:38 AM #18
06-16-2012, 09:58 AM #19
Pay attention people... It has on off switches for both amber alerts and emergency alerts... It's just another notification center add-on that nobody is forcing you to use...
06-16-2012, 10:53 AM #20
Rather than ******** or praising this thing, shouldn't we wait and see how it is actually implemented? People seem to have all but decided whether this is wonderful or terrible without a damn bit of information other than "EBS alerts are coming".