The web as a privacy lab

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2010 March 23-25; Palo Alto, CA, USA

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Chow, Richard
Fang, Ji
Golle, Philippe
Staddon, Jessica
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The web as a privacy lab

The privacy dangers of data proliferation on the Web are well-known. Information on the Web has facilitated the de-anonymization of anonymous bloggers, the de-sanitization of government records and the identification of individuals based on search engine queries. What has received less attention is Web-mining in support of privacy. In this position paper we argue that the very ability of Web data to breach privacy demonstrates its value as a laboratory for the detection of privacy breaches before they happen. In addition, we argue that privacy-invasive services may become privacy-respecting by mining publicly available Web data, with little decrease in performance and efficiency.

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