A lot of people are saying the #EmergencyAlert should be able to override a phone's silent mode. I somewhat disagree.
I wouldn't mind being woken up in the middle of the night if I'd die had I stayed asleep, but waking me up for something like a fire that might effect me in a few days is a different story.
@levisan sounds like big brother to me
@TurdFerguson a little, yeah. I'm okay with it, assuming I'm understanding how it works correctly. It's just a bulk push notification to all devices that are connected to the cell network (and customized based on where, physically, they are connected), so it's no more big brother than everything they can already do if you're on the network.