POSTED: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 6:52pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 9:02pm
Tyler, TX — Big brother has another deal for you.
Now the government wants to place a device in your phone, whereby you'll receive valuable information they want you to know about. They point to 9/11 as the reason.
It's starting in New York City. When the president wants to send you a message or text it will show up on your phone.
From what we've read in the newsroom, a federal message will have a different ring or vibration. They say you can opt out of some of the alerts like amber alerts, but not all of them.
Proponents say your cell phone will be used as the government's tool to make sure you are a well informed citizen. All these messages will take priority over all other phone traffic on your phone.
The system, called PLAN or Personal Localized Alerting Network, will also blast urgent messages from the president directly to your cell phone.
It will cost you $9.1 billion to implement this invasion of privacy. The government just wants to help.
The FEMA website is telling Americans that they do not even have to sign up for this program. For some, this is a great way to allow big brother farther into our lives because we can't get too much help.
For others more skeptical, this is not good.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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