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A new digital mapping system will help aid groups respond more quickly when earthquakes strike, a UN official said.
Buildings wrecked by the May 12 earthquake in Nepal, already weakened by last month's huge quake which killed over 8,000, will take years to rebuild. But another type of infrastructure will bounce back much sooner: communication networks.
The government has launched a "Lost and Found" website to help families trace the tens of thousands of children in the country who go missing every year – often abducted for forced labour or sexual exploitation – and are never found.
The US Justice Department convened a meeting with social media companies and other groups on Feb 24 to discuss ways to counter the use of cyberspace by militant extremist groups like Islamic State and support strategic counter-messaging campaigns.
As the world’s largest mobile phone fair hosts the “crème de la crème” in Barcelona, activists slam the dark side of a sector accused of ignoring rights abuses in Chinese factories and Congolese mines.
The United States, Canada, Germany, Japan and the European Union have written to China to express concern over three new or planned laws, including one on counterterrorism, in a rare joint bid to pressure Beijing into taking their objections seriously.