Washington Post: Here’s what Facebook’s doing with your Safety Check data

Washington Post: Here’s what Facebook’s doing with your Safety Check data. “Facebook’s Safety Check feature allows users to notify their family and friends that they’re okay after natural disasters or attacks that prompt Facebook to deploy the tool. But have you ever wondered what Facebook does with that information? On Wednesday the social network announced that it will share some of that data with aid organizations — specifically UNICEF, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the World Food Program — to make it easier for them to locate people who need help.”

State of Kentucky Launches Online Assistance Portal

The state of Kentucky has launched a new online portal where citizens can apply for benefits. “The online service, called benefind, is the access point for Kentuckians to apply for programs like Medicaid, the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food benefits, and Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (KTAP), or cash assistance.”