All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘AMBER Alerts’

Waze Adds AMBER Alerts

Thanks to a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Google-owned Waze traffic app will now feature AMBER alerts. “As of this writing, AMBER alerts have helped safely recover 728 children. We are proud to help expand the AMBER alerts program’s reach and eager to see the benefit Wazers can provide in making communities safer places,” …

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AMBER Alerts Coming to Your Facebook News Feed

In nearly two decades of the AMBER alert system, more than 725 missing children have been recovered. Sometimes, all it takes to help solve a missing child case is for the right person to see the alert – and where can you possibly inform a bigger audience than on Facebook? It’s with that in mind that Facebook has partnered with …

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Amber Alert Website Back Up, Alert System Still in Effect

Though the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs website is still offline, a special exception has now been made to keep the Amber Alert program’s website up. The website had been taken down this weekend along with the rest of the Office of Justice Program’s websites. That site now displays a Department of Justice seal on a white …

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Google Adds Amber Alerts to Mobile and Desktop Searches

Google is taking Amber alert information provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and working it into their search results, the company said today. Now, Amber Alerts will appear in users’ search results when they search for related information in certain locations (like where the child was taken or where the actual alert was issued). Searchers can …

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Facebook To Feature AMBER Alerts

AMBER Alerts for missing children are now available to Facebook users.

Facebook users can sign up to receive AMBER Alert bulletins for their state which will be sent to them through their news feed.  A total of 53 new AMBER Alert pages have been created, one for each state, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.  Facebook users will also be able to share the AMBER Alerts with their friends.


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