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Lawmakers want Netflix, Spotify to show emergency alerts

Lawmakers want Netflix, Spotify to show emergency alerts

A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants services including Netflix and Spotify to help in pushing emergency alerts through. Senators Brian Schatz from Hawaii, and John Thune from South Dakota, reintroduced the Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement (READI) Act. The READI Act would look into creating ’a system to offer emergency alerts to audio and video online streaming services’.

Sir_Kutz 1 year

But the devices those apps run on already do emergency alerts. This is fishy.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 year

... Doesn't my phone and other mobile devices already do that though?

Forester_ 1 year

I'm all for this. If people don't know what's happening, then they can't try and protect themselves.

Unity.Nat 1 year

This is ridiculous, Enough with the state control

GreenMachine 1 year

Given the amount of communication available this year if we don't get an alert it is an "us" problem, not a "gov't" problem.

Russell Daggett
Russell Daggett 1 year

I already turned that shit off on my phone, I don't need it on other devices.

Bobby 1 year

I don’t want advertisements for Tsunami, earthquakes, or amber alerts interrupting my tv watching experience. It’s already interrupting my phone calls dammit.

michael zubas
michael zubas 1 year

It gets sent to Phones. send it to TVs too?

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 1 year

Next Online video games? MMOs

Binx1 1 year

no! we have emergency alets on ours phones, public television i pay for that service. no!!

Ekitchi Hoshi
Ekitchi Hoshi 1 year

I understand the concern about big government, or a concern about hackers abusing the system once in place. But the people complaining about convenience?!?!? How insane are you?!? How much bad faith does it take?!? How often do you get such alerts and how often are they not relevant?!! You will be interrupted by the incoming disaster anyway...

Pedro Rodriguez
Pedro Rodriguez 1 year

I don't know,. We already saw what happened when Trump tested the new system on our phones, what are people going to do when their tvs do the same... DO IT!

Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 1 year

That'll be useful even we start getting alerts from the wrong areas thanks to VPNs.

Indo 1 year

Pretty good idea. The occasional intermission should help those in their dream worlds. Hollywood sure makes lotsa dream shows. They forget the "that's too much" theory.

Aight Bradley
Aight Bradley 1 year

No. Phones already show emergency alerts. We don't need the government sticking its dick in every single thing.

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