•   over 11 years ago


As an advocate for college students, it is my concern that this app could potentially be used by stalkers, ex-partners, and repeat offenders. I encourage those creating the apps to be conscious of security and safety. Offenders are not stupid and will abuse an app to his or her advantage. My concern is individual safety from perpetrators who can get access to individual locations.


  • Manager   •   over 11 years ago

    Thank you for your message. We agree that this is an important issue! One of the criteria for judging states: 1b) Privacy, Security, Safety:
    The app/prototype should address privacy/security/safety issues explicitly (for users, trusted friends, and bystanders). The ability for users to utilize the app discreetly in threatening situations or “disguises” the intent to contact others is important. We will be holding a webinar on September 20th to further discuss this important issue. You can register for the webinar at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/348805510.

  •   •   over 11 years ago

    Thank you. I was able to attend part of the webinar but not all of it. Will the slide show used be posted or available? Thank you.

  • Manager   •   over 11 years ago

    The webinar was recorded and we will be making it publicly available very soon. Thank you for participating in the webinar. We hope you found it informative.

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