Kari's Law: A 911 Fix That Will Make the US Safer


The 911 emergency number was created when telephones were connected by wires, before cellphones or VoIP in the home, and before Multi-Line Telephone Systems in the enterprise. In the early days, anyone could dial 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies. However, in 2017, dialing 911 unfortunately is no guarantee that a call for help will reach a 911 service that can identify the location of the caller immediately. When consumers dropped land lines and started using Internet phone services, a 911 problem surfaced.

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Dallas hack: Did a white-hat hacker set off city emergency sirens?

The hack that set off emergency sirens across Dallas on Friday night may be the work of a so-called white-hat hacker, according to a cybersecurity expert.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/10/dallas-hack-did-white-hat-hacker-set-off-city-emergency-sirens.html

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Fifth-grader hits police Facebook site for emergency homework help

A question about math homework isn’t the usual kind of emergency that cops have to deal with, but when a Facebook message came through to a local police department in Ohio recently, an officer was happy to help.

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US bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from airliners

The Transportation Department is issuing an emergency order banning passengers and flight crews from bringing Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones on airline flights in response to reports of the phones catching fire.

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Ehud Barak wants to revolutionize emergency services with startup Reporty

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak wants to revolutionize emergency services technology with startup Reporty Homeland Security.

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The Apple Watch Just Made Calling For Emergency Help Much Easier

You can call 911 on your Watch, from any country with international emergency numbers built in

You can’t predict when you are going to be in an emergency, but you can predict, to some extent, how you will respond when you are in one. Apple wants to help you out in…

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Adobe Issues Emergency Patch to Head Off Flash Ransomware Attacks


Adobe last week issued an emergency security patch to fix a vulnerability in Flash that could leave users vulnerable to a ransomware attack. The vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.197 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome operating systems. It can cause a crash and leave the computer vulnerable to attackers, the company. It’s aware of reports that CVE 2016-1019 has been exploited on systems running Windows 10 and earlier with Flash version 20.0.0.306 and earlier, Adobe said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83348.html?rss=1

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'Butt dials' straining 911 emergency systems

The emergency dispatchers who handle calls to 911 must grapple with urgent situations, frantic callers and garbled messages.


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Emergency crews respond to 'large fire' at Apple complex in Mesa, Ariz. [u]

Emergency responders coped with a “large fire” at Apple’s complex in Mesa, Ariz., on Tuesday afternoon, putting out the blaze in 35 minutes, a local TV station said. [updated]



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