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  • Crowdsourcing Dystopia Crunch Network

    Crowdsourcing Dystopia

    Violent extremism starts with an idea and an entrepreneur. On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different levels from different places, but everyone involved belongs to a unified cause. Once in, you’re a team of heroic proportions, larger than life. Read More

  • Examining Tech Solutions To Natural Disasters Crunch Network

    Examining Tech Solutions To Natural Disasters

    When Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, it struck a very vulnerable target. The Pacific nation is considered one of the world’s poorest and is ranked by the United Nations’ WorldRiskIndex as the most disaster-prone country. Yet for a storm significantly stronger than Hurricane Katrina, Cyclone Pam resulted in a relatively low number of casualties. Early warnings helped save scores of… Read More

  • WorldRemit Raises $100M To Take On Western Union In Money Transfers

    WorldRemit Raises $100M To Take On Western Union In Money Transfers

    WorldRemit, a UK-based startup that is going after the Western Unions and MoneyGrams of the world with a commission-beating online and mobile remittance service, has raised another $100 million — funding that it will use to continue building out its service globally, and specifically in the U.S., where it has laid down roots in Denver. The funding comes from new investor Technology… Read More

  • U.N. Says Governments Are Increasingly Relying On Private Sector For Surveillance

    U.N. Says Governments Are Increasingly Relying On Private Sector For Surveillance

    People deserve a right to privacy in the digital age — that’s what a new report released today by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says. Read More

  • United Nations' World Digital Library: Pretty damn great

    The United Nations has launched the World Digital Library, a tremendous Web site that currently has about 1,200 documents for your afternoon perusal. I’m right now looking at an old map of Portugal, because I’m a huge nerd. It should be a good partner site for those of you who like to do the Wikipedia Shuffle every now and then Read More