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Consensual Software: Prioritizing Trust & Safety for new features


Online safety has become a huge problem in the world of oversharing. Real name policies, automatic geolocation tracking, and photo tagging increase user adoption rates, but these features can be quickly abused by bad actors. This talk will discuss how to apply a "consent filter" to product decisions to make a safer user experience and to help protect your most vulnerable users from harm.

Danielle Leong

Danielle Leong is an engineer on GitHub's Community & Safety team who loves building tools to help make open source a more welcome and inclusive environment. She is also the founder of Feerless, an app that provided trigger warnings for Netflix users with PTSD. She's passionate about inclusivity in tech, mental health awareness, and improving online good citizenship. In her spare time she climbs rocks, rides motorcycles, and dresses up as a T-rex - occasionally all at the same time.

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