Ebola and the ongoing global health emergency that no one is noticing

On Wednesday the World Health Organization declared the ongoing -- and now year-old -- Ebola outbreak a global health emergency.

Using Big Data To Fight Pandemics

Last year, I gave a talk at WIRED 2013​ on how anonymous and aggregated mobile phone data can be used to understand and combat the spread of infectious diseases. I described a study that we carried

Facebook Fights Ebola With Donate Button Atop Feed, Free Internet For Aid Workers In Africa

Mark Zuckerberg donated $25 million to fight Ebola, and now Facebook’s using its unique reach to combat the disease. Today it will show a “Donate” button for three West African medic

BBC Uses WhatsApp For An Ebola Health Alert Service In West Africa

While Snapchat may reportedly be talking to a dozen news organisations for a “Snapchat Discovery” service, another big name in mobile messaging is also breaking new ground with big media.