Senate Wants Netflix, Spotify To Send Out Federal Emergency Alerts (techcrunch.com)

Senators in Hawaii and South Dakota have introduced a bill, called the “Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement (READI) act, that would “explore” broadcasting alerts to “online streaming services, such as Netflix and Spotify,” amongst other changes to the Emergency Alert System. TechCrunch reports: Some of the other things the bill touches on:
Users on many phones can currently disable federal alerts; they want to get rid of that option
Building a better system for reporting false alarms and figuring out what happened
Updating the system to better prevent false alarms, and to better retract them when they do happen

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