Privacy, Location-based Services, online social networking
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Scipioni Marcello Paolo (2011), Towards Privacy-Aware Location-Based Recommender Systems
Scipioni Marcello Paolo (2011), Towards a new Privacy-Aware Location Sharing Platform, in First International Workshop on Privacy Management in Mobile Applications (PriMo 2011).
Scipioni Marcello Paolo, Langheinrich Marc (2010), I'm Here! Privacy Challenges in Mobile Location Sharing, in 2nd Intl Workshop on Security and Privacy in Spontaneous Interaction and Mobile Phone Use (IWSSI)
Scipioni Marcello Paolo (2012), A Privacy-by-Design Approach to Location Sharing
Scipioni Marcello Paolo, Langheinrich Marc (2012), To Share or Not To Share? An Activity-centered Approach for Designing Usable Location Sharing Tools, in Workshop on Usable Privacy & Security for Mobile Devices (U-PriSM)
, Washington DC, USA.
The sharing of personal data among friends and family via online social networking platforms has become increasingly popular. The latest addition is the inclusion of the user's current location as recorded by the user's mobile phone, in order to find friends close-by, share favorite places, or learn about people with similar location preferences.
Clearly, existing concerns regarding the storage, processing, and dissemination of personal information in online social networks are greatly amplified by the increasing inclusion of detailed movement patterns. Customers may willingly grant operators almost unlimited use of the (seemingly worthless) movement patterns, in exchange for the tangible benefit of enhancing their online social network experience.
This study aims at designing, implementing, and evaluating novel methods and tools to facilitate the privacy-aware sharing of location data with friends, strangers, and operators.
While a large number of proposals exist to protect location privacy, these typically attempt to completely withhold or significantly obfuscate the information, rendering them not directly applicable to the task of location sharing. The main outcome of this project will thus be a privacy-aware method and corresponding tools that directly facilitate the process of location sharing in the context of social networking applications.