OA Matthew Ruttley (02-07) recently received the Judge’s Choice Award at the Wall Street Journal’s Data Transparency Weekend, held over the weekend of 14 & 15 April. Matthew single-handedly wrote his winning computer program, Site Scoper, in sixteen hours. The software examines websites for tracking files and sensitive content before the user actually visits the site. Competition entries were judged by Alessandro Acquisti, Professor of Information Technology & Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, Sid Stamm, Web Security & Privacy Strategist at Mozilla, and Andrew McLaughlin, former Deputy Chief Technologist at the White House.
Further details of the competition may be found on the Wall Street Journal’s website: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/04/16/the-winners-of-wsjs-data-transparency-weekend/.
Matthew’s winning program, Site Scoper, may be accessed via http://wsj.crittr.net/.