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Facebook agrees to distribute targeted Amber Alerts to nearby users


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With the recent announcement that Amber Alerts will be coming to Canadians’ Facebook feeds, it got us wondering:how did Amber Alerts get their name?


Surprisingly, it isn’t because of the colour. In fact, Amber Alerts were named after a 9-year-old girl named Amber Hagerman, who was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas in 1996.


The backronym America’s Missing:Broadcast Emergency Response was created following Amber’s death in 1996 and the Amber Alert system was put in place across the U.S., Canada, and in some foreign countries. The program has now been credited with saving over 760 kids who have been abducted or gone missing.


Facebook Canada will start sending Amber Alerts to users near the location where a missing child is believed to have vanished.


The alerts will provide all available details of the missing child and can be easily shared, to help spread the word.


The alerts are also issued via e-mail, electronic traffic-condition signs, commercial electronic billboards, or through wireless device SMS text messages.


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