The White House has announced "Apps Against Abuse", a competition to develop apps "that allow women to designate trusted friends or emergency contacts and to check in with those contacts, especially in an emergency." The White House says one in five women will be the victim of sexual assault during her college years. "Just as technology is changing the way young people communicate with each other every day, it's also changing the way young people can protect themselves and their friends from becoming victims of sexual violence," said Vice President Joe Biden in the announcement of the program.

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