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EFF acknowledges UW CSE’s Franzi Roesner for contributions to “Privacy Badger”

bfThe Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released a beta version of Privacy Badger, a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that detects and blocks online advertising and other embedded content that tracks you without your permission.

Privacy Badger includes UW CSE’s ShareMeNot, a browser extension that prevents third-party buttons (such as Facebook’s “Like” or Twitter’s “tweet” button) from tracking you, while still allowing you to use them.

UW CSE’s Franzi Roesner is acknowledged in the EFF press release “for exceptional work in enhancing Privacy Badger’s widget-handling algorithms.”  (Franzi completed her Ph.D. at UW earlier this summer and will join our faculty in the fall.)

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