That means Warning Day. And that’s today. It’s a national holiday or something. So don’t say I didn’t warn you.
And this, I believe, is what the warning text will say (in German): OMG we’re all going to die!
All mobile phones in Germany to receive alerts on Warning Day on December 8.
Germany’s first official Warntag took place on September 10, 2020, but was declared a failure after people received warning-app messages half an hour late. Sending emergency messages to all people, and not just those registered with an emergency app, was a step planned by the German government following the 2021 floods across North Rhine-Westphalia and the Rhineland-Palatinate that claimed the lives of more than 180 people.
Literally, to wave with a fence post. That is, to make a very broad hint, a wake-up call.
German Diplomatic Building in Kyiv Damaged by Russian Attack – Germany said a Kyiv building housing the German visa office had been damaged in the barrage of missiles that hit the Ukrainian capital on Monday and said Berlin would deliver the first of four modern air defense systems to Ukraine within days.
“Since the beginning of Russia’s war of aggression, these offices have not been used by our embassy,” Germany’s foreign ministry said in a tweet. “Our colleagues at the embassy in Kyiv are well.”
Cell broadcasts and other mobile phone disaster alerts are dangerous. Whoever does the broadcast has your data. You know, like your telephone number? And they could reach you if they wanted to, which is the point. To save your life, for example. But Germans don’t want that. After they save your life what happens then? What happens to the data? Who regulates it? A complete, unauthorized stranger could save your life next and nobody wants that. No, thanks. Data privacy comes first in this country, pal.
German authorities faced pressure on Tuesday to set aside longstanding privacy concerns and send mobile phone alerts directly to people in potential disaster zones following the devastation wrought by last week’s catastrophic floods.
Warnung per “Cell Broadcast”: Viele Länder setzten auf das System, das per Mobilfunk in Sekunden fast die komplette Bevölkerung erreichen kann. Deutschland aber wählte eine andere Technologie.