EBS to Establish Localized Alerts
Listening to my local updated emergency alert testing, not only was I treated to a high pitched wail that seemed designed for dog ears, there was a hideous voice attached that let me know, "This is a test, this is only a test." Now the government may soon be able to send you emergency alerts on your cellie. Part of the EBS, the Personal Localized Alerting Network uses a chip to let you know when something is going on in your area.
While PLAN may be a plus for knowing when to get out of town, it also may be a violation of privacy because the system relies on carriers data of user location. The program is to begin later this year in New York and Washington D.C. and go national by 2012.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 18, 2011 10:28 AM