TechCrunch Names Benetech Among Top Tech-for-Good Organizations

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As news broke on Monday that Google Chairman Eric Schmidt will donate $1 million to help solve global issues through technology, an article penned by TechCrunch journalist Gregory Ferenstein cited Benetech among select companies that are already using technology to empower individuals and address challenges like oppressive censorship.

“There are a number of organizations and companies that build technology that help fight corruption and oppression,” writes Ferenstein. “Benetech, for instance, uses statistical algorithms to help convict dictators by proving that they likely did, in fact, commit murder.” Ferenstein is referring to work led by Benetech’s Human Rights team—in particular the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG), which spun off as an independent organization last winter.

Details about which organizations or companies will receive grants will be announced March 10.

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