A new group thinks gamers can save the world by sifting through social networks during disasters. All they need to do is convince WoWers to drop their in-game swords and volunteer at a moment’s notice.
Amnesty International USA and the Standby Task Force have launched an ambitious campaign to crowdsource analysis of Syrian satellite imagery for military movements, demonstrations, and checkpoints. So far, volunteers have tagged more than 2,000 potential troublespots. Is DIY intelligence analysis the future of human rights work?
The United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has teamed up with a coalition of savvy computer security, journalism, NGO, and humanitarian experts to find out exactly what's happening in Libya. The challenge: stopping the map from being used by Libya's military intelligence.