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TECH 25 Mar 2019 | 7:48 AM

US agency error exposes 2.3 million disaster survivors to fraud: watchdog

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) exposed 2.3 million disaster survivors to possible identity theft and fraud by sharing sensitive personal information with an outside company, according to an internal government watchdog.

TECH 10 Aug 2016 | 7:00 AM

Pokémon players anger Khmer Rouge prison survivors

Survivors of the Khmer Rouge hit out at Pokémon Go players on Aug 10 after they flocked to one of the regime’s notorious prisons – now a museum to Cambodia’s brutal genocide – to catch digital monsters.

TECH 02 Jan 2019 | 1:00 AM

Sexual assault survivors are publicly accusing attackers on social media. But at what cost?

A Chicago woman took to Facebook last week to describe, in graphic detail, how a man she knows tried to rape her, naming him and including his photo in a post that was shared more than 1,000 times in a matter of days.

TECH 16 Oct 2015 | 10:30 AM

Computer training may improve memory for childhood cancer survivors

Children who receive cancer treatments may suffer thinking problems later, but using an at-home computer training program can help reduce these deficits, according to a new study.

TECH 05 Jan 2015 | 12:59 PM

Ebola survivors in West Africa to share stories via mobile app, to help fight stigma

Ebola survivors in the three West African countries worst hit by the epidemic will share their stories through a mobile application to be launched on Monday, in a UNICEF-backed campaign to inform and fight stigma around the disease.

TECH 22 Nov 2016 | 4:57 AM

Doctors use WhatsApp to find kin of India train survivors

Eight-year-old Sejal Yadav was pulled from the wreckage of a derailed train in northern India and rushed alone to hospital. Hours later she was reunited with her brother – thanks to WhatsApp.

Technology 18 May 2016 | 8:43 AM

LinkedIn, Airbnb match refugees with jobs, disaster survivors with rooms

As the refugee crisis was unfolding in Europe last year, the social impact team at professional networking site LinkedIn had an idea: why not use its expertise to connect the new arrivals with companies willing to employ them?

TECH 20 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

A squad of dotcom survivors battles Jeff Bezos in India

Tech startups are typically founded by young entrepreneurs with more passion than experience. This is as true in India as it is in Silicon Valley.

TECH 07 Mar 2016 | 1:30 AM

Japan ‘robo’ dogs eyed for quake rescue missions

Rescue dog Gonta, outfitted with a GPS-enabled backpack but driven by his own innate sense of smell, jumps onto a pile of collapsed rubble to find buried survivors.