Wireless Emergency Alert Testing on Tap in D.C. Area

Wireless Emergency Alert Testing on Tap in D.C. Area | #TpromoCom #EMS #EmergencyManagement #Test | People in or near the National Capital Region in Washington, D.C., on April 5 will be part of a test of the regional Wireless Emergency Alerts system between 10 and 11 a.m. Cell phones and other mobile devices in the area will receive this message: “A test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts System. No action required.” WEA triggers a loud noise and text message on cell phones and enabled mobile devices.

Twenty local jurisdictions will simultaneously issue a test message to the public through the WEA system, including the city of Alexandria, city of Bowie, city of College Park, city of Fairfax, city of Falls Church, city of Gaithersburg, city of Greenbelt, city of Takoma Park, city of Manassas, city of Manassas Park, city of Rockville, the District of Columbia, Arlington County, Charles County, Fairfax County, Frederick County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and Prince William County.

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WHO IS TRACKING D.C. CELL PHONES? HOMELAND SECURITY CONFIRMS FINDING SURVEILLANCE DEVICES IN WASHINGTON

WHO IS TRACKING D.C. CELL PHONES? | #TpromoCom #DHS #Spy #Government |  HOMELAND SECURITY CONFIRMS FINDING SURVEILLANCE DEVICES IN WASHINGTON

An undisclosed number of surveillance devices known as “Stingrays”—used to track and intercept smartphone communications by posing as legitimate cell towers—are suspected to be in operation across Washington D.C., leading to fears foreign governments are using them to snoop on the capitol.

Homeland Security revealed in a March 26 response to Democratic senator Ron Wyden that its National Protection and Programs Directorate [NPPD] had spotted “anomalous activity…that appears to be consistent with International Mobile Subscriber Identity [IMSI] catchers,”—the formal name for the technology. To read the remainder of this news story, click here.