Category: Privacy

Paper ‘Viewing the Viewers’ Presented at CSCW 17

Social networking sites are starting to offer users services that provide information about their composition and behavior. LinkedIn’s ‘Who viewed my profile’ feature is an example. Providing information about content viewers to content publishers raises new privacy concerns for viewers …

Paper ‘Understanding Physical Safety, Security, and Privacy Concerns of People with Visual Impairments’ Published in IEEE Internet Computing

Various assistive devices are able to give greater independence to people with visual impairments both online and offline. Significant work remains to understand and address their safety, security, and privacy concerns, especially in the physical, offline world. People with visual …

Paper ‘Addressing Physical Safety, Security, and Privacy for People with Visual Impairments’ Presented at SOUPS 2016

People with visual impairments face numerous obstacles in their daily lives. Due to these obstacles, people with visual impairments face a variety of physical privacy concerns. Researchers have recently studied how  emerging technologies, such as wearable devices, can help these …

Paper on ‘Twitter’s Glass Ceiling’ Presented at ICWSM 2016

Social media gives the potential for people to freely communicate regardless of their status. In practice, social categories like gender may still bias online communication, replicating offline disparities. In the paper Twitter’s Glass Ceiling: The Effect of Perceived Gender on

CHI 2016 Paper – Honorable Mention Award!

screenOur work on detecting computer monitors within photos has been accepted to ACM CHI 2016 and has received an Honorable Mention Award (Top 4% of submissions).

Low-cost, lightweight wearable cameras let us record (or ‘lifelog’) our lives from a ‘first-person’

Four Papers at CHI 2015

chi2015The IU Privacy Lab led by PI Apu Kapadia has four papers accepted at CHI 2015! The first paper titled Privacy Concerns and Behaviors of People with Visual Impairments is a qualitative study that reports on interviews with 14 …

$1.2M NSF Award to Study Privacy in the Context of Wearable Cameras

lifeloggersPIs Apu Kapadia and David Crandall at IU, and Denise Anthony at Dartmouth College, have received a $1.2M collaborative NSF award (IU Share: $800K) to study privacy in the context of wearable cameras over the next four years. The ubiquity

Our Work on Community-Enhanced Deanonymization to Appear at CCS 2014


Researchers have shown how ‘network alignment’ techniques can be used to map nodes from a reference graph into an anonymized social-network graph. These algorithms, however, are often sensitive to larger network sizes, the number of seeds, and noise~— which may …

Our Work on Privacy Behaviors of Lifeloggers to Appear at UbiComp 2014

lanyard2A number of wearable ‘lifelogging’ camera devices have been released recently, allowing consumers to capture images and other sensor data continuously from a first-person perspective. While lifelogging cameras are growing in popularity, little is known about privacy perceptions of these

Google Research Award

lifeloggersPIs Kapadia and Crandall have received a 2014 Google Research Award for their research on privacy  in the context of ‘lifelogging’ wearable cameras. We expect that these wearable cameras (see the Narrative Clip and the Autographer in addition to Google