Will Apple Customers be Forcibly Bombarded with Texts from Obama’s Campaign?

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Speculation Steve Jobs Obama s New Chief Technology Officer 2 245x300 Will Apple Customers be Forcibly Bombarded with Texts from Obama’s Campaign?Related: Apple’s iOS 6 Includes ‘Government Alerts’.

Civil liberty commentators have expressed concerns that by signing up to the Personal Localised Alerting Network (PLAN), Apple have turned their phones into part of President Obama’s re-election campaign.

The un-hearalded changes to Apples iOS 6 mobile operating system give customers the option to opt in or out of receiving alerts from FEMA or the Amber Alert program, but not to messages directly from the president.

This raises the possibility of Barack Obama using the PLAN program to send campaign messages to all of Apples mobile device users, abusing the emergency alert program.

article 2161851 13B18C58000005DC 815 468x380 Will Apple Customers be Forcibly Bombarded with Texts from Obama’s Campaign?Following Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last week, technology commentators have noticed that iOS 6 has joined up to the NAP emergency alert system

In compliance with the National Alerting Program (NAP), Apple’s devices will be able to receive important messages from the Wireless Emergency Alerts system which tells Americans statewide and nationally about serious weather or disasters.

CONTINUED at the Daily Mail.

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