Time Warner Cable installers will now look out for missing children

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If your Time Warner Cable technician is late to an appointment fix something at your house, they might be on the lookout for missing children instead. The cable giant, which is in the process of being acquired by Comcast, today said it’s given all 18,000 of its technicians tools to receive and possibly act on AMBER alerts if they’re in the area where an incident is reported. If the technician gets the alert, they won’t drop everything they’re doing and go into vigilante mode, Time Warner says. Instead, they’re basically supposed to keep an eye out and call police.

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