On Our Radar: From car park shaming to mobile financial advice / by Mary Jane Edwards


Call Out Poorly Parked Cars With the App 'TowIt' (via City Lab)

Sensor-laden mobile phones are starting to become the eyes and ears of many civil and law enforcement agencies.

EyeWitness app lets smartphones report war crimes (via BBC news)

Another example of mobile phones being adapted to assist with front-line issues.

Data security

Startup Aims to Scour the Dark Web for Stolen Data (via MIT Technology Review)

A new approach in the fight for data security.


Are Conservation Drones Militarizing Wildlife Parks? (via ictworks.org)

Are the skies getting too busy with do-good UAVs?

Data visualisation

This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking (via io9.com)

This 15-minute data visualisation is as powerful as they come.

Financial inclusion

Wells Fargo taps mobile to connect financial advisors with consumers (via Mobile Commerce Daily)

Wondering what business model might underpin a similar product for those in financial crisis?