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By September 9, 2005


Phreaker calls buddies overseas on U.S. government dime

U.S. FEMA investigating voice mail hole that allowed hacker to make hundreds of calls overseas.

By August 22, 2008


Twitter launches Alerts for getting crucial info in emergencies

The new system will let users sign up with a number of public and private agencies to get critical information in the event of an emergency.

By September 25, 2013


Twitter amps up its mobile emergency alert system

The social network adds four new countries to its iOS and Android crisis alert system, while also launching an easy-add bell icon to all designated agencies' profiles.

By December 19, 2013


High-tech views of the massive Yosemite Rim Fire

Since the fire first sparked less than two weeks ago, it has grown into one of the largest in California history. New technology by Esri lets onlookers see the flames' path of destruction in real time.

By August 27, 2013


FCC to launch disaster alert system for cell phones

Similar to the alerts sent via TV and radio, the new alert system would send text messages to mobile phones of people who need or want to be notified in the event of an emergency.

By May 10, 2011


Destroyed by tornado, town saving big by rebuilding all green

In 2007, a tornado flattened Greensburg, Kan. Now it's on a path to financial stability thanks to a city-wide green rebuilding effort. CNET Road Trip 2014 looked at the wreckage and the recovery.

By August 12, 2014


Where's the emergency alert system for the Web?

This is only a test. A big one. But not big enough.

By November 9, 2011


A social-media guide to dealing with Hurricane Irene

With a hurricane bearing down on the Northeast, CNET went to a power user to find out the best social outlets for receiving and broadcasting urgent information.

By August 26, 2011