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Japan to test disaster warning system for Asia-Pacific region using satellite

The system could be particularly effective in encouraging evacuation and managing relief activities in remote areas such as small islands and mountainous regions

It’s time to fix our broken public warning system

"We have to build an emergency management system that is ready to handle the new situation we are dealing with." Rob Lewin, Director, Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management

EU plans mobile terror alerts to counter spread of fake news

Reverse 112 system will aim to help people to stay safe during terror attacks or natural disasters

Phone alerts for terrorist attacks and natural disasters

Europeans will be sent official alerts on their mobile phones if they are near a terrorist attack or natural disaster under an EU plan to reduce the risk of fake news causing chaos.

How to determine the terrorist threat levels

Why terrorism threat levels rise in the days, weeks and months before an attack, not after. The risk level is determined by what we know, not what has just taken place. And what we know is usually determined in large part by intelligence.

Exercise Apple Crumble: The proof is in the pudding

What positives lessons can we learn from the latest Hawaii missile communication disaster? An analysis by Paul Kudray.

New ISO standard on video fire detectors will help save lives

Early detection of fire and smoke are essential to save lives, property and the environment. Modern technology such as video fire detectors, especially in some high-risk places like tunnels, oil and gas environments, public buildings or storage areas, enable a fast response to a potential fire. A new ISO technical specification on video fire detectors ...

Australian government issues Valentine’s Day scam alert

Social media, and particularly Facebook, are very popular with scammers seeking to contact targets. Love may be in the air on February 14 but Saint Valentine's Day is also peak time for scamming lonely hearts for money, an Australian government body warned on Monday. Romance scams cost victims more money than any other form of ...

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