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Second-year CS student Anne Chung and her teammate Lena Nguyen win privacy-themed Citizen Hacks competition

Monday, September 23, 2019

A pair of second-year University of Waterloo students shared the top prize at the inaugural Citizen Hacks, a recent hackathon focused on creating technology to protect privacy.

Anne Chung, a second-year computer science student, along with her teammate Lena Nguyen, a second-year systems design engineering student, developed software that puts web browsers into a safe mode for kids by disabling input fields on pages that ask for sensitive information such as addresses and credit card numbers. Known as Safe.net, their project also features a portal app that allows parents to see websites that have been blocked and to grant their children access to sites they consider OK.

Learn more about Citizen Hacks.

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