Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Senate Bill Could Bring Emergency Alerts To Netflix

Ugh! If you live in my area (Las Vegas) you know how annoying these alerts are. Every time it rains there are multiple warnings every ten minutes on TV, radio, and your phone. Now they want to bring them to Netflix and other streaming services as well?

The bill would have the American government explore the prospect of delivering emergency alerts through internet media services "such as Netflix and Spotify. Other changes would eliminate the choice of opting out for some federal alerts on phones, including missile alerts, and would require repetition for alerts from either FEMA or the President.