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UK Spy Agency Launches E-Mail Terror Alerts
Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - reddit
C|Net is reporting that the British spy agency MI5 wants to scare the hell out its citizens via e-mail instead of the traditional methods of radio and television, because this is exactly the kind of message you want to be delivered via a service that some people don't check for days and weeks at a time.
Britain's domestic spy agency MI5 launched a new e-mail alert service Tuesday to warn the public about changes in the security threat level. Internet users will be able to register on the MI5 Web site to receive automatic electronic updates in their e-mail in-boxes.
Terror alerts via SMS and Instant Messaging good, via email baaad. In fact I'd love the idea of getting these things via IM, since I'm bound at the hip to either my desktop or laptop at any given time. I don't own a cell phone though, so SMS wouldn't work very well. I'm the last of a dying breed, like people who still own VCR's. Hey, I've got a DVR...I built it myself, so shaddup.
tags: Terrorism, Britain, email, Technology, National Security
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