Yesterday I was in the office and all 4 cell phones starting going crazy with a very loud and unpleasant sound. Of course I immediately picked it up to 1. see what it was and 2. to turn it off as fast as possible.
It said Presidential Alert and I was like "WTF.....Never heard of that before......What could it mean?"
Obviously there are millions of other people wondering the same thing. Twitter and other social media platforms have countless tweets etc about it and major news outlets had some stories about it also.
Lots of people were annoyed as the sound is horrible but worse is that there is no notification or even choice to opt in or to opt out.
Whats even more interesting is that it wasn't actually a presidential alert at all but a FEMA highjack. It wasn't even a real alert just a test to be sure they can highjack everyones phone if they want to....
There were lots of funny tweets about trump of course as we all know how much he loves to tweet about how he's using this system so every American with a cell phone reads his "fantastic tweets". Now thats funny indeed especially as its a joke. Though its not so funny that they are able to do that and its just considered ok. I can see if we have the option to opt in then yea sure, if we want to be notified of what the government deams important than fine. However to have no option just shows how vulnerable and powerless we are when in the system.
NY did file a lawsuit about it but it was kicked out immediately. You can read a bit more about it here.