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Facebook Joins Amber Alert Network

A collaboration between the U.S. Department of Justice, a child advocacy group and Facebook means that users of the social networking Web site can receive Amber Alerts when a child is reported missing in their state. A visit to the official Amber Alert Web page will display state-by-state listings, and if you “like” one of those states, you’ll begin to receive alerts when they are posted on Facebook. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, one of the participants in the program, says the Amber Alert program has help located 525 abducted children during the program’s 15-year history.

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