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An example of what Facebook's Amber Alerts will look like.
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January 13, 2015 The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says social networking and sharing are essential in helping to find minors who may have been abducted.
A sign for missing California teenager Hannah Anderson hangs on a fence at El Capitan High School in the Lakeside neighborhood of San Diego County.
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August 9, 2013 James Lee DiMaggio is wanted in the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl from Southern California. Her mother's body, and possibly that of her young brother, were found in a burned-out home. Now, police are warning that the suspect may have rigged his vehicle with explosives.
Amber Alerts were issued as cellphone text messages in California this week.
August 9, 2013 Recent Amber Alerts startled millions of mobile phone owners and left them confused. The wireless emergency alert system just rolled out for mobile phones earlier this year. Some child advocates worry that the alerts' lack of context may cause people to turn them off.
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