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Hmm... This is built into the default messaging app on my Verizon Galaxy S4. I doubt I'm anyone's secret sting, so this is probably the default on every phone. Its set this way by default and "presidential alerts" is checked and greyed out. I can't change it as far as I can tell.

It looks like I'm not the only person who has noticed.
http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/275698-presidential-alerts-no-option-turn-off.html

One poster says unchecked options reset at reboot for them.

Maybe its nothing, but this kiiinda looks like some sketchy business. Anyone know who decided these should be forced on? And any idea what these alerts are?

Also of note: if you download a different messaging app, you can freeze the stock in android's settings and supposedly it will not run anymore. Getting it back may require clearing all app defaults though, I couldn't find it any other way after freezing.
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Hmmm might be a Samsung thing. Tmobile version of S4 has it too
 
I heard it on the radio. Its actually by carrier. You cant turn the presidential alerts off.
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