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Hack the Trackers


Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Hack the Trackers

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Privacy to the People

Data, they say, is the new oil. It’s spurring innovation, creating new business models overnight, making people and companies rich and providing new ways for us to understand our increasingly complex world. It’s also quickly stripping away something most of us have always considered to be a basic societal right: privacy. If data is the new oil, unwanted tracking is the oil spill – and it needs to be contained.

Join dozens of talented developers in a collaborative effort to develop groundbreaking tools to address one of the most pressing issues of our time: privacy in the digital age.

At the end of the hackathon, our judges will choose three finalists who will then have a few weeks to refine their idea. The finalists will then be put to an online vote where one winning team will be selected.

The winning team will have the chance to select two members to travel to South by Southwest in March of 2014 and showcase their product alongside the Ghostery team at the tradeshow, where thousands of technology buffs, professionals and media will see it.



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WeWorks Lounge
173 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10013

Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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Internet privacy is no longer just for conspiracy theorists – over 20 million people use Ghostery. It’s the web’s largest, most comprehensive and most user-friendly privacy tool. An easy add-on for every major browser and available as an iPad and iPhone app, Ghostery helps people around the world understand and control more than 1,600 trackers that are tracking them when they browse

Rather than making judgments about which trackers are good or bad, Ghostery puts power directly into users’ hands, giving them the relevant and accurate information they need to make the decision that’s best for them. Ghostery users can block all tracking easily, block tracking from particular companies, or choose to only allow tracking on the websites that they trust the most.

For more information about Ghostery or to download it for free click here.  

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