I haven’t yet fully figured out why the forced Presidential Alerts must get pushed out to my Android phone against my will. Is it done voluntarily by Verizon? If so, what’s in it for them? Does the Federal Government require either the carriers or the Manufacturers to comply and lock us out of turning off the Presidential Alerts on our own phones? On my verizon Note 9, that setting is there but it is greyed-out with the setting in the “on” position. I called verizon and they said it can’t be turned off and that that is how it is supposed to be, by design. If the carriers are forced to do this by law, what would keep the government from forcing Purism to disable for us, our ability to change that setting on the Librem 5?
If the world is coming to an end and I have decided in advance that I don’t want to be notified about it, why should I not have the right to not be informed? What right should the government have to force this on us against our will.