Baltimore’s 911 dispatch system was hacked last weekend
Another example of crucial infrastructure with vulnerable security.
UK lifeboat crew tests drones as search and rescue helpers
It's thought to be a world first.
Apple could let you discreetly call 911 with your fingerprint
An Apple patent describes tech that lets you 'invisibly' call the police.
Three fined £1.9 million for weak 999 call handling system
Ofcom discovered "Three's emergency call service was vulnerable to a single point of failure."
Waze's traffic data could help emergency services save lives
It's teamed up with Europe's Emergency Number Association to help it detect and respond to incidents in real-time.
Hail nearby medics with the GoodSAM smartphone app
In a serious medical emergency, action in the first few minutes can be key to a positive outcome....
France investigates Skype after it doesn't register as a telecom provider (update: Skype response)
You can't completely pigeonhole Skype when it serves both as a partial substitute for traditional...
Japan considers using social networks in disaster situations
Emergency services are embracing technology as new ways to investigate, send alerts and receive rep...
SPOT Connect helps your iPhone rescue you via satellite
Cellphones are pretty good for calling 911, or letting your family know where you are, but if you...