Facebook to Display Amber Alerts
Facebook today said it has partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and will begin to push Amber alerts to users' Facebook news feeds. Facebook said it was inspired to create the service after an Amber alert posted to Facebook by a user resulted in the recovery of an abducted child. According to Facebook, the alerts will appear on both the desktop and mobile devices, though it won't push notifications or trigger alarms on lock screens. (Wireless network operators already send notifications to mobile devices.) Users will be able to share Amber alerts, as well as access the details on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's web site. The Amber alerts will be location-specific. The number of people alerted will depend on the size of the potential search area determined by the law enforcement agency involved. Facebook said some people may see a few Amber alerts per year, while others won't see any at all.
Apple Reveals iOS 10 Features
Jun 13, 2016
Apple today showed off iOS 10, what it calls the biggest release of iOS ever for both end users and developers. To start, the platform changes up the lock screen, making it easier to access the camera, notifications, Control Center, and widgets.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
Wireless Users May Eventually Receive Government 'Blue Alerts'
Dec 15, 2017
The FCC has added a new type of alert to the Emergency Alert System that is specifically meant for law enforcement officers and other first responders. Joining the Amber Alert and Silver Alert, the new Blue Alert can be used by state and local authorities to notify the public of threats to law enforcement and request help in apprehending suspects.
House Panel Says Stingrays Need Federal Guidelines
Dec 20, 2016
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, a bipartisan panel, this week recommended that the federal government pass rules to manage the use stingrays and other cell-site simulating devices. The panel said in a report that law enforcement agencies have varying and inconsistent rules for the use of such devices.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
Can We Disable?
Is there a way to turn these off in Facebook so that way I am not bothered with it further. I know they claim that only users in potential search areas will be notified but lets be honest, if a kid goes missing from Los Angeles, everyone from Arizona to Mexico and Bakersfield south to the border will be notified thats a huge portion.