FEMA is rolling out a new alert system. It has a required feature that will be unique in American History. Now that no one blinks about the Government being able to track your location via your cell phone, they have decided to take it up a notch.
Sprint is the first to roll out the technology, and it will be installed on all new cell phones in the near future. It will allow the President of the United States to send you a personal text.
Well, personal in the sense of “Whoops, wrong button. Sorry. Oh never mind its April Fools Day”
Or equivalent message. The new service will have three different levels of information sharing. You can turn off emerency alerts for your self, and AMBER alerts, but you can NOT turn off alerts from the POTUS.
Ponder that for a moment, you have the ability to skip alerts that are geo targeted to your specific location. That is, Tornado’s or HAZMAT alerts can be turned off. You can choose to not be alerted to keep an eye out for a child kidnapper in your area. But YOU CAN NOT turn off the feature of getting Text Messages from the POTUS.
2012 brings you spam from the POTUS in your Pocket. So much for freedom of individualism in America.