/// Why Is My Phone Giving Me Amber Alerts, What Bezos Should Do With the WaPo (And Other Tech Mysteries Demystified)

August 11, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Many Californians were jolted out of bed on Monday to an unusual siren sound emanating from their smartphone, followed by an Amber Alert about a suspected kidnapper. While the mobile phone warning was new to those in the Golden State, the Emergency Alert System has been running for about a year now (as faithful AllThingsD readers already knew ), having served up weather-related alerts for Hurricane Sandy and other East Coast storms as well as various regional Amber Alerts. AllThingsD’s Ina Fried explained the system in an interview with Southern California Public Radio . And, for those who missed it, law enforcement caught up with the suspect in Idaho on Saturday, killing him and rescuing the teenager he kidnapped . Meanwhile, Kara Swisher struck a chord this week with her essay advising Jeff Bezos on what to do with the Washington Post. Swisher appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” earlier on Sunday as part of a panel on what the blockbuster deal means for the future of one of journalism’s most treasured institutions. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy Elsewhere, AllThingsD staffers talked about other topics

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