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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 07:52 PM
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MI5 to send e-mail terror alerts
Edited on Mon Jan-08-07 07:57 PM by edwardlindy
E-mail terror alerts will be sent out to the public under a new system launched by security chiefs at MI5.

From Tuesday, people will be able to register on the MI5 website to receive updates when the threat level changes.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6242883.stm

I think I'll stick to the radio thank you very much. By the way - MI5 has got its own email "watching" system.

edit spelling error.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:37 AM
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1. Kick.
:kick:
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:37 AM
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2. Britons can sign up for e-mail terror alerts

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-01-09-britain-a...

Britons can sign up for e-mail terror alerts

LONDON Britain's traditionally secret domestic security service, MI5, is reaching out to the public electronically to warn citizens if there is an increased threat of terrorism at home.

Beginning Tuesday, Britons could sign up on MI5's website to receive e-mail alerts whenever there are any changes in the nation's terrorism threat level. Britain established a warning system Aug. 1 that is similar to the U.S. color-coded advisory launched March 12, 2002. The U.S. government does not offer an official e-mail alert service.

Britain's current threat level is listed as "severe," the second-highest on the five-level scale. It means a terrorist attack is "highly likely." The U.S. threat level is at yellow, or "elevated," the third of five levels (it's "high," or orange, for air travel).

The e-mail alerts are part of a growing effort by the British government to make information on potential threats more available to the public and to enlist citizens in combating terror. Britain's Home Office, which is responsible for home security, said the United Kingdom needs its 60 million citizens to be on alert against terrorism to bolster the work of MI5's security officers. The government didn't specify what scale of event would trigger an alert.

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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:37 AM
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3. I posted a note on Tuesday
ealry hours GMT - early evening Monday your time.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
I concluded the subject was of no interest over your side. Obviously no harm in reviving it again though. :thumbsup:
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 09:37 AM
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4. Thanks for letting me know, didn't see it the first time.
:hi:
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 10:00 AM
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5. Out of curiousity
if they did this over your side would you sign up and give them your email address despite the fact that any such alerts would be plastered over all of the TV and radio channels ? :hi:
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 11:26 AM
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6. sure, but of course would not give them my primary email address :-)
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 11:33 AM
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7. To heck with MI5. I want sign up for the MI6 e-mail list.
I want to hear what's happening from James Bond.

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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 11:33 AM
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8. You've Got Fear!
I wonder what little sound would accompany such an e-mail?

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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 11:42 AM
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9. Great.
Why bother with media spin and planted stories when they can yank your chain by email and text message.
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