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Our Emergency Alert Systems Rely on an Overlapping Mess of Privatized Services

FEMA has approved 25 private software platforms to disseminate alerts for authorities at state, local, territorial, and tribal levels

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As a massive wildfire ripped through parts of Northern California last week — one of 650 new fires in the…

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Sarah Emerson

Sarah Emerson

Staff writer at OneZero covering social platforms, internet communities, and the spread of misinformation online. Previously: VICE

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