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Smartphone emergency alerts could soon include links to pictures and maps – whnt.com

The FCC is planning to link both pictures and maps to cell phone emergency alerts. Last week, the suspected New York bomber was mentioned in an alert, but there was no picture included to help people identify him. The issue comes up to a vote later this month, and it would also allow law enforcement to provide links to important telephone numbers within the emergency message.

Smartphone emergency alerts could soon include links to pictures and maps – whnt.com