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Those wireless emergency alerts are about to get a lot more useful

When New Yorkers were interrupted this month by a cellphone alert urging them to keep a lookout for a dangerous bombing suspect, some may have found the message confusing. Why wasn't there a photo attached so that people could instantly know who to look for? Why was the alert written in clipped, abbreviated language that […]
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