A company called UpSnap has decided to be complete assholes and try to profit from the potential cataclysmic epidemic of bird flu. The service will inform persons when bird flu has reached their area with a text message.
On a more positive note, this isn't just some jackhole sitting in his basement watching the news everyday sending text messages. UpSnap's information comes directly from the Homeland Security Department, Centers for Disease Control, FEMA and the FBI.
The service costs $3.99 per month and it even includes a bonus of a weekly voice summary of all of the homeland security threats. Hooray! You can subscribe by text messaging "usa" to UpSnap at 27627.