If it isn’t bad enough that your girlfriend can harass you via text message when you forget that all important 6 month anniversary, well now the government can too. South Korea plans to roll out a program that will allow cell phone users to be notified of legal proceeding via text message. Korean officials say it will actually be on an ‘opt in’ basis. Initially, the service will offer notices about fines and the progress of investigations. Eventually, users will be able to receive indictments and other legal notices. According to the government, the program will save “about $158,000 a year during the trial, and $1.18 million when full service is operational.? The program was implemented to address the growing issue of missed notices due to new mailing addresses and unopened mail. 80% of South Korea’s population (48 million) currently own a cell phone.

Via SiliconValley



Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."