Facebook goes into US Amber Alerts in timeline




Facebook has announced that the company in the United States now Amber Alerts will show in the timeline of people. The reports are localized. It is still unclear whether the same will happen in Europe.

The networking will collaborate with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The purpose of the correlation is to locate missing children. The reports will contain photos and other details about a child. Individuals can then share messages with friends. Although the report is included in the timeline, Facebook will not send notifications.

Governments must first assess whether a case lends itself to an Amber alert. Then the message is handled by The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and the message can be spread through Facebook. In addition to information about a child can also be placed data about a possible abductor. There should be as Facebook are under consideration include the registration number of a car. The police further sets the size of the region in which a message is distributed.

Google introduced in 2012, a similar action. The company said at the time to enter the United States Amber Alerts display in the list of search results. Google called the Public Service Alerts. It is unclear whether Facebook will roll out the service to other countries. In announcing the company does not comment on them.

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