Thursday, 18 November 2010

Privacy Leakage on OSNs - Balachander Krishnamurthy - AT&T Labs—Research, USA

Abstract: Our earlier longitudinal study (spanning thousands of Web sites in different categories, languages, and countries) showed how information related to individual users is aggregated as they browse seemingly unrelated Web sites. I'll present our discovery of large-scale leakage of personally identifiable information (PII) via popular Online Social Networks (OSN) to the same set of aggregators. PII leakage is also seen in mobile OSNs; the novel concerns include combination of new features unique to mobile access and induced leakage via traditional OSNs.

Bio: Balachander Krishnamurthy (, of AT&T Labs--Research, has authored and edited 10 books, over 80 papers, and holds 26 patents. His most recent book is "Internet Measurements: Infrastructure, Traffic and Applications" (550pp, Wiley) and his previous book 'Web Protocols and Practice' (672 pp, Addison-Wesley) has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian. He has started several conferences including the Internet Measurement Conference and the Workshop on Online Social Networks.

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