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Controversial “Hacking4Humanity” event targets trafficking

“Hacking4Humanity” is a 24-hour event where students work individually or in teams to build new technologies. The event has been met with controversy from some groups in Pittsburgh.

By Griffin Lynch, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

Organizers of Friday’s “Hacking4Humanity” challenge hope it will be the first of many at Pitt as students take on the problem of human trafficking. But some community groups have taken issue with the methods the event will use.

Opinion | Stand up for sex workers: Cancel the hackathon

Opinion | Stand up for sex workers: Cancel the hackathon

By Jason Henriquez, Staff Columnist

March 19, 2019

The hackathon does not explicitly mention sex workers in its promotions, but it is likely it will ultimately target them and others.

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