IDF shuts down apps that alert every time a terrorist fires rockets, mortars or missiles into Israel
The IDF announced Thursday it will shut down all private apps for Android and Apple devices that provide real-time alerts every time a Muslim terrorist fires rockets, mortars or missiles into the State of Israel.
There are multiple private applications that use the data the Israel Defense Force’s Home Front Command in order to alert residents to the warning sirens that blare ahead of incoming missiles and rockets.
The IDF says that due to technical glitches, the information they spread often arrives late and sometimes sends false alerts.
The IDF recommends using the Home Front Command’s official app, which it says delivers reliable, real-time alerts to users.
However, the IDF’s alternative only alert residents to threats in their immediate area.
Israel under attack – This is what cellphones in Israel have looked like for the last 13 hours. Incoming rocket sirens continue going off in southern Israel. https://t.co/AmX7vtdl2N pic.twitter.com/RgpW4hUcOB
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