iPhone users on AT&T will soon be interrupted by mandatory government text message alerts, the carrier announced over the weekend.
The Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), issued by the FCC, will come in three forms, one of which can't be turned off. While AMBER alerts for finding missing children and inclement weather and disaster alerts can be opted out of, "Presidential alerts" straight from the oval office will arrive on your phone regardless of your personal preferences.
We reached out to the FCC to find out if more carriers or devices will be updated to receive WEAs, and we'll update this blip if we hear back.
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