• AP Exclusive: Colombia ‘panic buttons’ expose activists

    It is supposed to help protect human-rights activists, labor organizers and journalists working in risky environments, but a GPS-enabled “panic button” that Colombia’s government has issued to about 400 people could be exposing them to more peril.

    Updated: 6:30 pm

  • A closer look at the ‘panic buttons’ distributed in Colombia

    The Associated Press found that a “panic button” issued in Colombia to activists and journalists who work in risky areas has vulnerabilities that could let hostile parties disable the devices, eavesdrop on conversations and track users’ movements. Here’s a closer look:

  • Brazil on verge of landing World Cup berth for Russia

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The only team to play in every World Cup is about to qualify for the next one.