Tony Webster

Hi, I'm Tony. I'm a web engineer interested in information security, health and government technology policy, open data and freedom of information, and environmental issues.

A few things...

  • I run HTTP Shaming, a Tumblr that (nicely) shames sites that don't encrypt user data in transit.
  • Made an app that texts you if your car was towed by the City of Chicago.
  • Prototyped a patient-facing medical record—won part of the Health Design Challenge.
  • Created to catalog local government data access policies.
  • Designed a site to help patients find the safest and most affordable local hospital.
  • Built an app that sends you suggestions of healthier restaurants as you use foursquare
  • Created an app that alerts veterans when new local veteran-committed jobs are posted.
  • Made a Chrome extension to warned you when visiting sites of SOPA/PIPA supporters.




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The Ocean Border Fence
Legacy browser support is no excuse for bad HTTPS implementation
25 things ‘open data’ has powered in your life
This is what happens when housing data isn't open and accessible
Health insurance exchange technology barriers are barriers to coverage
Health 2.0 SF Code-a-thon: Power to the Patient
Are ‘open government’ laws and individual privacy mutually exclusive?
Using Mechanical Turk to digitize paper records and reports
Why campaign finance data should be open, accessible, and machine-readable
IFTTT for Healthcare
Minneapolis Health Inspection and Food Code Violation App
National Day of Civic Hacking: innovation, with or without data
What can state DMV agencies learn from the healthcare IT movement?
Government data and personal values: tweeting DWI arrests
Balancing privacy versus transparency
Design outside the bubble
Aaron Swartz, an irreplaceable leader
Mugshot websites: profiteering via open government laws
Reinventing the United States Postal Service
I know more about my dog's health than my own
Be a better person: the easiest health improvements ever
Health and social media do mix
Twilio's Lightning Developer Challenge: “Build an App for the White House”
The Sprouting Tech Startup Culture in Minneapolis
‘No SOPA’ Chrome extension warns you when you visit SOPA supporters online
Amazon S3's Server-Side Encryption
Meaningful citizen engagement is not about potholes
foursquare API Hackathon: fourhealth
Aaron Swartz and the knowledge economy
BART officials disable cell phone service during protests