US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

University of California students, from left, Anjali Banerjee, Alice Ma and Tyler Heintz walk near the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in

University of California students, from left, Anjali Banerjee, Alice Ma and Tyler Heintz walk near the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in

University of California students, from left, Alice Ma,Tyler Heintz and Anjali Banerjee walk near the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in,

University of California students, from left, Alice Ma,Tyler Heintz and Anjali Banerjee walk near the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in,

University of California student Anjali Banerjee answers questions during an interview on the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkele

University of California student Anjali Banerjee answers questions during an interview on the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkele

University of California student Alice Ma answers questions during an interview on the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkeley, Cali

University of California student Alice Ma answers questions during an interview on the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkeley, Cali

University of California student Tyler Heintz answers questions during an interview on the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkeley,

University of California student Tyler Heintz answers questions during an interview on the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkeley,

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A group of California college students who were in France during a 2016 terrorist attack are turning their grief into tech tools to fight terrorism.

Anjali Banerjee and several University of California, Berkeley classmates were in Nice two years ago when a man plowed a truck through a crowd, killing 86 people.

They've built a startup called Archer that creates digital tools to help investigators, human rights workers and others tackle sanctions evasion, corruption, terrorism and other global violence.

Amnesty International is using one of their tools to verify the authenticity of photographs documenting the massacre of Rohingya in Myanmar.

The students hope to turn their data analysis tool into a for-profit company. Banerjee says they were inspired to act after having to rely on each other and the people of Nice during the chaotic hours after the attack.