But it seems worth asking if this and other targeted text messages sent out Tuesday were really that unusual. Yes and no, said Eva Galperin, a global policy analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “This is not the first message that the government has sent out massively over text,” she said in an interview. But if the senders did manage to limit it to individuals standing within a few blocks at the very moment violence intensified, she said, “This would be the most targeted messaging I’ve ever encountered.”

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
New York Times