April 7, 2011

The US Will Use Twitter and Facebook to Issue Terror Alerts

FILE - In this March 12, 2002 file photo, the color-coded terrorism warning system is shown in Washington.jpeg The U.S. government is working on a new warning system to replace their oft criticized five-color coded terror index, and according to a new document obtained by the Associated Press, they're turning to Facebook and Twitter.

quotemarksright.jpgThe 19-page document, marked "for official use only" and dated April 1, describes the step-by-step process that would occur behind the scenes when the government believes terrorists might be threatening Americans. It describes the sequence of notifying members of Congress, then counterterrorism officials in states and cities and then governors and mayors and, ultimately, the public.quotesmarksleft.jpg

[via TIME's Techland]

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