Crowdsourcing

connectivity issues

A Hurricane Maria 'Tech Brigade' Is Helping Connect the Puerto Rican Diaspora

The Brigade's efforts also highlight the limits to approaching disaster relief with code and information systems.
Caroline Haskins
10.5.17
Policing The Web

Volunteers Are Helping Europol Geo-Locate Child Abuse Images

In June, the European Union's law enforcement agency launched a crowdsourcing project to identify items in child abuse images. Online sleuths have already matched plenty of localized objects.
Joseph Cox
7.10.17
Big Eye

We’re Fighting Famine in South Sudan With Images From Outer Space

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network, DigitalGlobe, and thousands of online volunteers partner up to map out displacement in crisis-stricken regions.
Becky Ferreira
5.12.17
nasa

Amateur Scientists Are Finding 'Spiders' on Mars

NASA's 'Project Four' lets anyone with an internet connection look for spider-like frozen carbon dioxide features.
Samantha Cole
10.21.16
short circuit

Players of 'EVE Online' Are Improving Our Knowledge of Proteins in Human Cells

With "Project Discovery," EVE Online players are helping to classify proteins in human cells.
Leif Johnson
6.23.16
jordan

Archaeologists Find Mysterious Monument in Petra Using Satellite Imagery

For over two-thousand years, a massive, mysterious structure has been hiding in plain sight.
Sarah Emerson
6.11.16
Toronto

Know When to Bundle Up With This 'Wearable Weather Station'

Has your friend still not turned on the heat? Now you'll know before you head over.
Jordan Pearson
12.16.15
short circuit

Sunshine Wants You and Everyone Around You to Be the Weatherman

Sunshine asks you and everyone else to be the weatherman.
Clinton Nguyen
10.12.15
News

The US Military Wants to Disrupt Terrorist Bounties With Virtual Currencies

Terrorist hunting needs a 21st century overhaul, according to the government.
Jordan Pearson
7.21.15
News

A Group of Redditors Are Contributing Resources to Help Build a Prosthetic Arm

Thanks to them, a weightlifting enthusiast may not have to give up his hobby.
Rachel Pick
7.20.15
crime

A Dark Web Hacker Is Offering Ransomware for Free

You just have to share the profits if victims pay up.
Joseph Cox
5.28.15
News

The Souped-Up Speed Test Mapping Canada's Digital Divide

This isn't your average speed test.
Jordan Pearson
5.5.15
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