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America's 911 system could be crippled by 400,000 infected phones

Researchers have outlined how attackers could disable America's nationwide 911 emergency line using a botnet of 400,000 infected smartphones. The number would be sufficient to cripple the network and leave it overloaded, preventing people from dialling.

London Fire Brigade reveals extent of trivial calls to 999

London - London Fire Brigade have revealed they have received about 100 unnecessary calls a week to the 999 emergency lines. Calls have ranged from an elderly woman who lost her false teeth to a woman's husband locked into a titanium chastity belt.

Police force on Twitter highlighting 'ridiculous' emergency calls

Birmingham - A police force in the UK is hosting a 24 hour 'Tweetathon,' today, Friday, to highlight some of the 'inappropriate' requests made by members of the public calling the UK emergency number 999.

CrimePush app helps you report crime, but it's still in beta

After being held at gunpoint on the streets of Washington D.C., Shayan Pahlevani decided to take action. Using smartphone-app technology, Pahlevani came up with a solution to help people easily report crimes with the push of a button.

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