iPhone is the smartphone of choice for refugee spotting

Help drowning refugees with your iPhone

App claimed it would crowd source refugee spotting

“The app pretended to distribute satellite imagery to smartphone users so they can “flag” suspicious ships, in the hope that one of the users might spot boats full of refugees—as if an untrained eye can distinguish between a normal boat and a refugee boat. 

Instead of sending each user a different piece of the Mediterranean Sea, it sent everyone the same image, along with weather from Libya to trick them into thinking this is somehow live, as the Daily Dot also pointed out. iOS expert and developer Rosnya Keller also discovered that the image is an outdated map from Google Maps.”

Gee. Thanks Google.

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