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[liberationtech] database tracking separated families (was: Let's reunite the kids forcibly torn from their migrant parents)

Yosem Companys ycompanys at
Wed Jul 18 09:17:28 PDT 2018

Hi Ryan,

HelpFind.Us is active and organizing. There's even a basic project website

Everyone else,

If you're interested in joining and have experienced technical difficulties
in doing so, just send me an email privately, and I'll add you.


On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 9:12 AM, ryan burns <burnsr77 at> wrote:

> Hello LiberationTech,
> Last month there was a brief discussion here about setting up a database
> for tracking and reuniting families separated at the US-Mexico border. I
> haven't seen an update on this list in a while, and the website
> doesn't seem to have gained much momentum.
> I have two questions. Did the conversation fizzle out, or is it happening
> in a different venue? I tried signing up for the mentioned listserve and
> got a bounce-back. What's the status of these efforts?
> And second, was there much conversation about the ethical and potentially
> dangerous implications of this project? I didn't see much on this list, but
> it did come up once or twice. How seriously were/are those considerations
> taken?
> Thanks in advance for your thoughts and updates,
> Ryan
> --
> Ryan Burns, PhD
> Department of Geography
> University of Calgary
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