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New ‘Panic Button’ app provides safety net to human rights activists

Headline Title:  New ‘Panic Button’ app provides safety net to human rights activists 01 May 2014 Human rights activists in some of the world’s most repressive states will have improved access to assistance when facing the risk of attacks thanks to a smart, easy-to-use app launched by Amnesty International today.“Panic Button”, a mobile app for Android, transforms a user’s smart phone into a secret alarm which can be activated rapidly in the event of an emergency, alerting fellow activists and enabling them to respond faster.“Defending human rights is an incredibly dangerous job in…

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