Wednesday, January 12, 2011

When hackers' talents are used to help

New tools ease the work of emergency managers.
By Pete Spotts
Christian Science Monitor

Craig Fugate, who heads the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, had a potentially lifesaving item on his wish list: a tool people in a disaster-hit area could use to tell friends and relatives that they are OK without swamping cellphone-service capacity needed for emergency crews.

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