AMBER Alerts coming to Facebook news feeds

January 12, 2011 6:32:28 AM PST
Soon you may get AMBER Alerts when you check your Facebook page.

Facebook will announce a partnership with the Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to create AMBER Alert pages for each state and the District of Columbia.

Facebook users would be able to opt in to receive posts in their news feed when a missing child report in their area triggers an AMBER Alert.

Facebook already has a similar program up and running in Canada.