The tweets further included links to affiliate programs—web pages that typically redirect users to other adult websites. Members of these programs, which traditionally rely heavily on spam, receive payouts based on the amount of traffic they send to subscription-based porn and so-called “adult dating” websites. Likewise, many of the “dating” websites are themselves scams, chiefly comprised of fake female profiles which encourage visitors to sign up for paid subscriptions with promises of lame cybersex and nudes. (PSA: There are literally no women on the internet that want to have sex with you.)
The New York Times estimated some 36 million security systems around the . in 2010, which is much less than the number of estimated iPhones . Those stationary security systems are already a low police response priority , due in part to a high rate of false alarms. (In 2011, the Detroit Police Department decided only to respond to burglar alarms after they were verified by the security company .) The problem of false alarms and where and how to direct police resources won’t be made easier by putting panic buttons in millions of phones, especially when considering recent research has found cell phone butt dials might already constitute a huge percentage of 911 calls.