New 911 system will take texts and photos

    It’s not always possible to make a call to 911. And because we seem more inclined to text these days, the Federal Communications Commission has announced plans to make 911 more accessible.

    The five-step plan will implement photo and text capabilities, as Tek Lado reports, while also making it easier for the “next generation” of 911 to detect a person’s location.

    This could be hugely beneficial for a hearing-impaired person in an emergency, and can help with suspect and crime scene descriptions, but, as Tek Lado reminds us, opens up all kinds of pranking opportunities.

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