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A software update on smartphones may be the cause of hundreds of dropped 911 calls

June 9, 2023  By Aastha Shetty, CBC News

June 9, 2023, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. – Local police departments are seeing a significant increase in the number of dropped 911 calls — and it may be connected to the emergency 911 feature on your phone. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) are among many North American police departments asking people to consider turning off the emergency 911 feature on their Apple or Android phones and smart watches. | READ MORE

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