The broad goal of the PrivacyGrade project is to help developers, consumers, and regulators understand and improve the privacy of smartphone apps. So far, we have downloaded and analyzed the privacy of a million smartphone apps at Our work has helped influence the FTC and Google, and has been featured on CNN, BBC, NYTimes, and more.

We're looking for 1-2 people with strong dev skills to help improve our privacy analysis and the web site. In particular, how can we help developers do better with respect to privacy? Also, what are better ways of analyzing apps, and how can we make it easy for everyday people to understand our results?

Ideal Skills: Some subset of Android programming, machine learning, web programming, databases, crowdsourcing, visual design

Jason Hong - Human-Computer Interaction Institute