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TECH 26 Feb 2017 | 1:00 AM Premium

US teenager creates smartphone app that helps locate missing people

Sara Du started her coding career two years ago, after reading news articles about kids much younger than her creating smartphone apps.

TECH 16 Nov 2015 | 10:31 AM Premium

Relatives search for missing, grief pours out on social media after Paris attacks

Scores of appeals for missing people circulated on Twitter and green "I am safe" ticks appeared on Facebook profiles of many Parisians on Saturday, as an outpouring of shock and grief over Friday's deadly assault dominated social media.

TECH 28 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM Premium

Google, Facebook join Red Cross to find thousands missing after Nepal quake

German development worker Caroline Siebald and her boyfriend Charles Gertler, an American glaciologist, were on a rafting trip in Nepal when the earthquake struck and initially panicked about how to let their families know they were safe.

TECH 24 Jun 2019 | 7:30 AM Premium

New technology helps search teams find people in wilderness

More US teams are turning to tracking apps that combines cellphone GPS with digital maps detailing cliffs, caves, waterways and other hard-to-search terrain during rescue missions.

TECH 24 May 2017 | 11:30 PM Premium

Social media trolls spread rumours

As word of the deadly terror attack in Manchester spread and police frantically tried to gather information about the explosion, online trolls were hard at work spreading disinformation about the nature of the threat and the whereabouts of children displaced by the bombing.

TECH 03 Oct 2017 | 11:18 AM Premium

Google, Facebook and Twitter put out fake news on Las Vegas massacre

If the bloody massacre in Las Vegas was a test of the ability of Google, Facebook and Twitter to stop fake news, all three failed miserably.