Planespotting Bot Tracks Dictators

Swiss investigative journalists have developed an open-source computer program that identifies planes flying into Geneva which belong to authoritarian regimes. The program, dubbed GVA Dictator Alert, then raises the alert via Twitter. The program mines data from a network of antennae used by plane spotters. The group hopes to expand the program to other airports.

Source: Swissinfo.ch

Posted on: November 29, 2016