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Emergency Alert - forced tuned my tv station!!! Just now

 
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FYI:

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidently sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System. This false message was carried on our network, as well as some other providers. We apologize to our customers."

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 Quoting: nunYuh 1570879


And how did this radio show automatically change people's channels and lock down TV's?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61960249


Exactly! How is this even possible, I thought someone explained that it takes several people with special access to even activate it?
 Quoting: Crazed Baron Haha


Hey, just consider yourself fortunate that they didn't blame it on a YouTube video.
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"The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidently sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System. This false message was carried on our network, as well as some other providers. We apologize to our customers."

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 Quoting: nunYuh 1570879


So they are saying that all one has to do is take over one single RADIO station and push a button on a EAS box and presto, you are in control of the entire nationwide television network, able to write and broadcast any message you want and the entire nation is a captive audence, well there you go guys. They live.
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FYI:

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidently sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System. This false message was carried on our network, as well as some other providers. We apologize to our customers."

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 Quoting: nunYuh 1570879


And how did this radio show automatically change people's channels and lock down TV's?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61960249


Right?
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10/24/2014 02:07 PM
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Was just announced as 'Breaking Emergency Ebola Alert' on the TX fat man's program, LOL
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So recap:

In a national emergency:

- phones will be disabled
- television will be directed to official news (propaganda) sources only.

Yeah, this won't sit well now that people know how it will go down.

There will be political fall out from this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4594800


Think you are right & I've posted a similar list of escalation-points a few weeks ago.

1) This along with other websites will go down... probably "temporarily down for maintenance" or that "404 page not found" error code.

2) Those random cell towers that no one claims belongs to them... It was in the news a month or two ago. Well, those towers will start jamming your cell signals (among other things) - no more talking & finding your loved ones.

3) Choppers in the air ... moving those people that need to get hither-to-tither and monitoring the ground movements.

4) Power grid & water... restricting travel as well. water rationing...

5) Public address by POTUS osuper
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THIS SITE WAS DOWN... at noon for about 1-2 minutes... as was B I N.... -SA
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FYI:

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidently sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System. This false message was carried on our network, as well as some other providers. We apologize to our customers."

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 Quoting: nunYuh 1570879


And how did this radio show automatically change people's channels and lock down TV's?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61960249


Right?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 45968022


my question is, whose show supposedly did this? It will be some "dastardly conservative" show no doubt...I know Beck's show would have been on during the timespan...
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10/24/2014 02:08 PM
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7:30AM Nashville, TN

Song on the radio wasinterrupted with emergency braodcast signal.
In between signal blasts was light conversation about some sports in the background.

"Celebrate" was the song.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 63037422


Is that song typical for the type of the music the station usually plays? Or for example were you listening to some country music and Celebrate came on and was out of place?
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FYI:

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidently sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System. This false message was carried on our network, as well as some other providers. We apologize to our customers."

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 Quoting: nunYuh 1570879


What a crock of shit.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 64082540


Ok, I was giving the "authorities" the benefit of the doubt, but no longer. That's some major BS, but it's not even good BS - as if they desperately scrambled for an explanation.
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Now I wonder which radio show is allegedly responsible...

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10/24/2014 02:09 PM
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I agree with the poster who said this would be hard to screw up. There has to be a protocol in place - like a three or five tire action fir that broadcast and radio broadcast to roll out. Is there a possibility that we are getting some kind of head's up by certain people? Something is definitely going on here and the more time that goes by without a news conference concerns me. It wasn't perfectly executed since only certain people in the country had this happen to them. Why was that? Is this just to incite fear and no other reason? There has to be a reason or purpose. Nothing is an accident.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 63492018


I truly believe that they are testing to roll out the EAS in only certain areas. What people have to understand is that the EAS was designed to alert the entire nation, not just regions. So was AT&T was targeted as an attempt to test modification of the system by region?

Another method of transporting digital information across a large infrastructure is by sending a low current carrier signal across power lines. If there were power outages anywhere in Northern Texas or Northern Georgia, there is your smoking gun. Grid isolation, send the signal, and it stops in that region alone.

Can anyone confirm power outages in Northern Texas or Northern Georgia?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 342233

I am in metro Atlanta, north Georgia...no power outages here.
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North Texas DFW no power outage
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FYI:

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidently sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System. This false message was carried on our network, as well as some other providers. We apologize to our customers."

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 Quoting: nunYuh 1570879


So they are saying that all one has to do is take over one single RADIO station and push a button on a EAS box and presto, you are in control of the entire nationwide television network, able to write and broadcast any message you want and the entire nation is a captive audence, well there you go guys. They live.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 56338212


Do they actually believe you people are that stupid to belive that a system to send mandatory nationwide traffic, in with an official seal is THAT loose and open??

They really must figure you guys as a bunch of fucking window-licking retards to buy that line.
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"The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidently sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System. This false message was carried on our network, as well as some other providers. We apologize to our customers."

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 Quoting: nunYuh 1570879


That would not explain how people watching tv got redirected to NBC. Or how if they were not affiliated with At&t how they were able to do that using AT&T
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FYI:

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidently sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System. This false message was carried on our network, as well as some other providers. We apologize to our customers."

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 Quoting: nunYuh 1570879


What a crock of shit.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 64082540


Ok, I was giving the "authorities" the benefit of the doubt, but no longer. That's some major BS, but it's not even good BS - as if they desperately scrambled for an explanation.
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There's just too many fucking coincidences all over the place.
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7:30AM Nashville, TN

Song on the radio wasinterrupted with emergency braodcast signal.
In between signal blasts was light conversation about some sports in the background.

"Celebrate" was the song.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 63037422


Is that song typical for the type of the music the station usually plays? Or for example were you listening to some country music and Celebrate came on and was out of place?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23978456


It was typical, like an oldies station.
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Thread: My theory about US TV emergency alert
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FYI:

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidently sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System. This false message was carried on our network, as well as some other providers. We apologize to our customers."

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 Quoting: nunYuh 1570879


And how did this radio show automatically change people's channels and lock down TV's?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61960249


Exactly! How is this even possible, I thought someone explained that it takes several people with special access to even activate it?
 Quoting: Crazed Baron Haha


if i am not mistaken it is DHS, they have they ability to do the television broadcast interrupt.
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10/24/2014 02:14 PM
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Now I wonder which radio show is allegedly responsible...

paranoid
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They're all responsible. ALL of THEM! /sarc
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10/24/2014 02:15 PM
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So recap:

In a national emergency:

- phones will be disabled
- television will be directed to official news (propaganda) sources only.

Yeah, this won't sit well now that people know how it will go down.

There will be political fall out from this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4594800


So in a national emergency you personally want to watch "The Simpsons" or something, instead of getting vital information as to what the hell is going on.
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I bet this was the work of either, China, Iran or Russian hackers. Probably in that order of likelihood.
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FYI:

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidently sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System. This false message was carried on our network, as well as some other providers. We apologize to our customers."

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 Quoting: nunYuh 1570879


And how did this radio show automatically change people's channels and lock down TV's?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61960249


Exactly! How is this even possible, I thought someone explained that it takes several people with special access to even activate it?
 Quoting: Crazed Baron Haha


if i am not mistaken it is DHS, they have they ability to do the television broadcast interrupt.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24150990


...well, they must have wacky morning DJ's working for them. That makes me feel better. When TSHTF, we can laugh our way into oblivion.

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I live in MN. Never knew about nuke plants but I was little lad catching frogs and catfishing in the Red River. Simpler times.
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If you did that today the EPA would ship you off to CPA and put you on massive mind bending drugs
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I think folks need to get a life anyways and stop watching TV.
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So recap:

In a national emergency:

- phones will be disabled
- television will be directed to official news (propaganda) sources only.

Yeah, this won't sit well now that people know how it will go down.

There will be political fall out from this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4594800


So in a contrived national emergency you personally want to watch "The Simpsons" or something, instead of getting vital information as to what the hell is going on.
 Quoting: Agent Smith 2014


Fixed it for you. And the answer would be yes.
Within the surreal depths of "reality" lies the truth.
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10/24/2014 02:48 PM
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Discard the glitch, hack or hoax for now.
Culprit is a local station with executive prez priviledge to be believed.Info about an emergency which will be announced and implemented on 11/9 or 9.11.2014

Await the date and see what happens.But it might be too late by then(to prepare)
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This is like the bank kill switch tests they did last and this year. Getting the whole system ready for total shutdown.

All the signs are there. We all know what is coming. Not exactly what form it will take, but enough to know.

It is really coming.
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Just came home for lunch, I work at a call center for att uverse, its a system error but cyber terrorism cannot be ruled out at this point. I'm still fishing around for more info but yeah id be freaked out too if I saw this come up
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FYI:

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s investigation indicates that a nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with AT&T accidently sent a message over the National Emergency Alert System. This false message was carried on our network, as well as some other providers. We apologize to our customers."

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 Quoting: nunYuh 1570879


And how did this radio show automatically change people's channels and lock down TV's?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61960249


From my understanding a radio station cannot send over EAS, only recieve. Even if they could, there is no verification or authentication of a message? That was one of the reasons why they can't send...EAS has to originate from much higher up on the chain.
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