The Panic Button App

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While there’s been an increase in personal safety apps like Kitestring and bSafe, the Panic Button app—from Amnesty International—is the first safety tool that’s aimed specifically for activists and journalists on the brink of danger. Simply press the power button to send an alert with your location to pre-set contacts. Panic Button was a result of the Open IDEO challenge that saw over 300 designs that used technology to help protect people from being unlawfully detained, abducted or tortured.