Australian doctor Mohamad-Ali Trad is looking to raise enough money to launch an SMS service in West Africa that directs patients who text key words to a given number to appropriate services where they can get help. Trad says the system also records the geographic patterns of the key words, making it possible for authorities to identify potential outbreaks.
Facebook’s new safety check tool allows users to contact their friends and family in case of an emergency to let them know that they are safe and to check on the safety of others.
Do you know what your kid does online? You might want to check. A Georgia teenager set up a fake Facebook page to mock a classmate. An appeals court ruled yesterday that his parents should face a defamation trial.
The FBI warned companies of possible cyberattacks by individuals linked to the Chinese government. The FBI also offered information to help firms determine if their computer systems were compromised and how to mitigate further threats.
South Korea’s assurances come amid fears that prosecutors might access online chats on a domestic chat app, a concern that has driven customers to use foreign rival apps instead. Prosecutors launched a cyber probe last month after the country’s president made remarks that raised fears of snooping among users and online services.
An innovative Kickstarter project is looking to reinvent the umbrella. The new device, called the Air Umbrella, is topless and uses the bottom to suck the air through and shoot it out of the top like a canopy. The problem is that the rain, which is also sucked through, ends up spraying bystanders.