The Department of Homeland Security has indicated it will replace its color-coded, five-level system of terrorism alerts with a new two-tiered approach and will issue some public alerts via social media sites.

The change, which goes into effect April 27, will result in the alerts arriving via Facebook and Twitter. Possible terrorsit threats will be listed as either "elevated" or "imminent," the Associated Press reported.

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