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AT&T to Load iPhones With Emergency Alerts From Obama Ė That You Canít Switch Off
Gateway Pundit ^ | June 16, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 06/16/2013 7:10:15 AM PDT by EXCH54FE

Just in case you want more Obama in your life… AT&T is loading iPhones with emergency alerts from Barack Obama… That you can’t switch off.

AT&T has begun rolling out Wireless Emergency Alerts updates for iPhone 4S and 5, so you won’t be the last folks to know if the entire northern hemisphere is about to be covered in ice à la Day After Tomorrow.

You’ll receive a notification from the carrier when your update is ready, but only if you’re using iOS 6.1 or higher.

Once installed, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to your phone unless you switch them off via Settings. However, should you be tired of Obama, just know that there’s no way to switch off Presidential alerts.

So now Barack can track your calls and send you messages, too.


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More information at the AT7T web site.

http://blogs.att.net/consumerblog/story/a7790136

1 posted on 06/16/2013 7:10:15 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Sounds like the Antichrist to me. :/


2 posted on 06/16/2013 7:11:30 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: EXCH54FE

My contract is up in February....I’m dropping them like a hot potato and going Galt with telecommunications.


3 posted on 06/16/2013 7:12:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: EXCH54FE

George Orwell was a seer.


4 posted on 06/16/2013 7:12:56 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: EXCH54FE

Is this onion? Getting more and more difficult to tell now a days.


5 posted on 06/16/2013 7:14:49 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: All

i already get “emergency weather alerts” on my iphone and it’s annoying when i get pinged every 15 minutes last week during a tornado and flood warning.

nothing i can do if it really is time for me to “check out”


6 posted on 06/16/2013 7:14:52 AM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: EXCH54FE

Because the other “Emergency Alert” system works so well? Was it even used during 911?

More wasteful spending from Der Dufus.


7 posted on 06/16/2013 7:15:59 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Gaffer

My contract ends in December.


8 posted on 06/16/2013 7:16:00 AM PDT by novascotianative
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To: EXCH54FE

Recall that the 1984 Telescreen was two way. We know Obama is watching your phone. What would make people think he cannot also send you a message. It is the only way to keep order in Oceania.


9 posted on 06/16/2013 7:16:13 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: EXCH54FE

Not like they are deep in NSA surveillnce shenanigan to strike back?


10 posted on 06/16/2013 7:16:14 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: EXCH54FE
I would rather have a raging case of wet leprosy.
11 posted on 06/16/2013 7:16:43 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Original source at Endgadget:

http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/15/att-wireless-emergency-alerts-iphone-4s-5/

AT&T issues Wireless Emergency Alerts update to iPhone 4S, 5

“Once installed, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to your phone unless you switch them off via Settings. However, should you be tired of Obama, just know that there’s no way to switch off Presidential alerts.”


12 posted on 06/16/2013 7:17:40 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Don Corleone

Workers streamed from homes, factories and offices carrying banners and voicing their gratitude to pResident Obama for their new, happy lives.


13 posted on 06/16/2013 7:18:36 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: EXCH54FE
“. . . that you can't turn off.”

Want to bet! Break the damn iphone in half and watch how fast it gets turned off!

14 posted on 06/16/2013 7:19:10 AM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: EXCH54FE

I’d be OK with that if I could reply with F.U. to each message.


15 posted on 06/16/2013 7:21:09 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Gaffer

Obama listens in on Verizon and speaks on AT&T?


16 posted on 06/16/2013 7:21:47 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: EXCH54FE
one more reason i have a Trac-Phone...
17 posted on 06/16/2013 7:23:01 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: PotatoChop

OR just remove your battery?


18 posted on 06/16/2013 7:23:09 AM PDT by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: tumblindice
Workers streamed from homes, factories and offices carrying banners and voicing their gratitude to pResident Obama for their new, happy lives.

an outstanding post! all hail Caliph Baraq!

19 posted on 06/16/2013 7:25:15 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: sportutegrl

I retired 18 months ago and still kept my iPhone...come February, I’m going cold turkey - nada....gone. I’m gonna sell all my iPhones to one of them online re-packagers and document it to the hilt...who knows? They may end up with Abdul, or Mohammed or Ishtar - whoever, and I can show the FBI all the paperwork....

Tired of paying out the a$$ to stay connected to crap.


20 posted on 06/16/2013 7:25:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: EXCH54FE

Just had another idea; We get all our conservative friends, neighbors, etc to call the white hut every time a message from obammy hits our phones. After burning up their switchboard a few times maybe they’ll quit.


21 posted on 06/16/2013 7:25:29 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: EXCH54FE

It must not be effective yet, the Kardashian/Kanye baby was born and I wasn’t notified.....


22 posted on 06/16/2013 7:26:05 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Time to put a small piece of electrical tape over the camera lens!


23 posted on 06/16/2013 7:27:41 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: EXCH54FE

Sprint has the same feature on my Android phone. It is under text messaging-settings.

You can deselect weather and natural disaster emergency alerts but you cannot deselect presidential alerts.

So far he hasn’t txt me. Except the one about lining up at the railroad car./s


24 posted on 06/16/2013 7:28:32 AM PDT by Hang'emAll (If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?)
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To: Gaffer

You may be on to something...


25 posted on 06/16/2013 7:29:12 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: EXCH54FE
Wasn't the AT&T CEO a big sponsor of the Scouts homo vote?

They'll start with the ATT roll out, then likely move to other carriers...after the program proves to be *a success*.

Is there any wireless phone that doesn't comply with this forced crap?

26 posted on 06/16/2013 7:29:42 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Does the NSA have information that would ‘help’ AT&T? Or information that would hurt them? LOL We are soooooo screwed.


27 posted on 06/16/2013 7:30:24 AM PDT by GOPJ (Why don't Democrats waste their time trying to win the votes of gun owners? - Coulter)
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To: EXCH54FE

I think I’ll join either the Amish or the Luddites.


28 posted on 06/16/2013 7:30:39 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

Go with Mennonite.
You can still drive cars but not be in SocSec or Obamacare.


29 posted on 06/16/2013 7:32:20 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: sportutegrl
Obama listens in on Verizon and speaks on AT&T?

Doubtless they listen to AT&T as well.

Part of the "arrangement" is if you disclose that this is happening you can and will be jailed.

Verizon can more-or-less safely discuss that which they themselves did not reveal. AT&T simply can't, unless and until someone else spills the beans. I'd be willing to bet there's still a lot Verizon won't dare be first to mention.

You can be certain AT&T and every other carrier is under similar constraints.

You can be certain that the obama administration has access to every electron used in communication anywhere it can.

Knowledge is power...

30 posted on 06/16/2013 7:34:35 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: EXCH54FE
My phone updated last night. I didn't know why until now.

You'll see a dialog box saying "your carrier settings have been updated".

31 posted on 06/16/2013 7:35:15 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: EXCH54FE
I'm aware that there has been a lot of concern over loss of ability to warn people of tornadoes and other severe weather via the Emergency Broadcast System, due to viewing and listening habits shifting so dramatically away from radio, broadcast television and cable. We don't have sirens here, NOAA weather radio and EBS are relied upon.

So, this I understand and do not find ominous, although the prospect of way overused Amber Alerts going off in my pants pocket multiple times a day because of child custody domestic disputes is not at all appealing. Poor life skills on your part do not constitute an emergency on my part. Yes, that's a chilly attitude but it's so out of hand that I've just become jaded, I guess.

Now, this Presidential thing, that's disturbing if true and accurately depicted. A literal Obamafoam, no choice in the matter. I don't have one, don't want one, wouldn't want one for "free.". I'll be da**ed if I'm paying for one that does that, though. There is utterly no reason for it, none at all.

Say what you will about Steve Jobs but this crap didn't happen under his watch. Apple was the antithesis of Big Brother, by design. He was openly hostile to any scheme to put a yoke on the masses, he sought to make that impossible.

1984 wasn't like 1984, thanks to Apple. But, 2013 will be. Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. You're sorely missed.

32 posted on 06/16/2013 7:35:41 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: EXCH54FE

I turned the Amber and Weather alerts off. The Dear Leader one, you can’t. Apparently the NSA wants me to alerted whenever they find terrorists...(snicker)....


33 posted on 06/16/2013 7:36:34 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: nascarnation

oooooh. Thanks!


34 posted on 06/16/2013 7:36:50 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Innovative; EXCH54FE
However, should you be tired of Obama, just know that there’s no way to switch off Presidential alerts.”

Thank the Lord for hackers!

A week or two after this show up on the shelves there should be a hack available on the internet to disable the offending software.

The endlessly creative and rebellious human mind can not be subdued.

What one man can do another can undo.

35 posted on 06/16/2013 7:36:58 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: EXCH54FE

We kept getting emergency alerts when we got our new dumb phones from Verizon last year. Very annoying. We finally figured out where and how to turn them off. There was also a “Presidential Emergency Alert” on the phone, which we could not turn off.

Verizon sold out long ago.


36 posted on 06/16/2013 7:38:11 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: EXCH54FE
BrianEngadget summarizes nicely:

Obama Alert: "The NSA noticed you were planning to vote Republican. We can help you avoid a costly IRS audit if you agree to vote Democrat instead."

37 posted on 06/16/2013 7:39:40 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: EXCH54FE

38 posted on 06/16/2013 7:40:22 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: EXCH54FE

I don’t have an iPhone or SmartPhone or any of that stuff. I have a dumb phone, because the only thing I need the danged thing for is making an occasional call, or receiving voice mail.

My iPad has weather alerts when I open it up. Usually, I can just look outside and see the weather. However, I recently was able to see that the weather at home was terrible while I was enjoying terrible weather several hundred miles away.


39 posted on 06/16/2013 7:41:19 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Does anybody know if jailbreak will solve this problem?


40 posted on 06/16/2013 7:42:10 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: EXCH54FE
Looks like the phone is going to be another King Obama piece of shi!. Nothing much left. That's what happens when a communists black Muslim get power.
41 posted on 06/16/2013 7:45:15 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Gaffer
going Galt with telecommunications

I'm with you. I went from a smartphone to a dumb cell phone a year ago. I still txt in extreme moderation, but I wish that people would refrain from texting me in most situations. I do not be plugged-in and have total knowledge of everyone's current status ... that even applies to my wife. For instance, I really do not need to know when she is leaving one place to another.

I like the old days. You just simply told someone that you'd be somewhere at a particular time and you showed up on time. Then the time you spent with people was not interrupted by electronics.

Twenty years ago I'd go hunting or fishing with a group of friends and we would pick a location to meet. The location often times were grid coordinates on a topo map. We would set a time to meet on only rarely was anyone late. No cell phones, no GPS and no outside world.

42 posted on 06/16/2013 7:45:17 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: nascarnation

The Luddites may be the only ones that will have me due to my status as a card-carrying agnostic. Then again, as Groucho once said, I wouldn’t want to be a member of any group that would accept me.


43 posted on 06/16/2013 7:49:18 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Gaffer

Ok, how do you do that?


44 posted on 06/16/2013 7:49:26 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: nascarnation

If you belong to the Inner Party, you can switch-off Imam Obama’s five-times-a-day calls to the faithful.
“We have that privilege.” O’Brien


45 posted on 06/16/2013 7:49:46 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: nascarnation

Really?


46 posted on 06/16/2013 7:51:26 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: ConservativeInPA

You’re right: I’ve noticed that people don’t make simple plans any more. It’s all vague multi-calls: I’ll call you when I leave, where are you, I’m on my way, where shall we meet, I’m running a little late, etc, etc.
Kind of like the vague, insecure voice patterns that I hear more and more often.


47 posted on 06/16/2013 7:52:49 AM PDT by Kanzan
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To: EXCH54FE

Now I know I’m keeping my flip phone....


48 posted on 06/16/2013 7:54:33 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: EXCH54FE
But will we be notified whenever Chrissy Matthews gets one of those thrills up his leg or when Axelrod refers to Republicans as “teabaggers”?
49 posted on 06/16/2013 7:55:04 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

And fly too. I sat next to a nice Mennonite couple a few years back.


50 posted on 06/16/2013 7:55:20 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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