Justice Postpones Announcement of Amber Alert Online Expansion

Google is Expanding Online Profile of Missing Child Alerts
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With the federal government closed due to Hurricane Sandy, the Justice Department had to cancel Monday morning's announcement of how Google will expand the AMBER alert system online.

The broadcaster-launched warning system has helped recover 591 missing children since its inception in 1997 following the kidnapping and murder of Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas.

Google already has a "gadget" that can be added to iGoogle pages to display AMBER alert status in particular states.

No word on when that event would be rescheduled.

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