So I went down a rathole after writing that screed against AMBER alerts because I wanted to find out who was responsible for the format of these alerts. The Amber Alerts no longer come from the Wireless AMBER alerts program as they once did. The Wireless AMBER Alert Program has been rolled into the Wireless … Continue reading How do Amber Alerts work?
This afternoon, I received an Amber Alert on my phone. The DOJ, National Center for Exploited Children, Congress, the FCC, and my mobile carrier have spent years and no doubt millions of dollars of coordinating this alert, which is mind-bogglingly awful.