Millions of apps available to smartphone owners request various permissions to resources on the devices including sensitive data such as location and contact information. Disabling permissions for sensitive resources could improve privacy but can also impact the usability of apps …

Paper ‘To Permit or Not to Permit, That is the Usability Question’ Presented at PETS ’17 Read More »

In the paper ‘Cartooning for Enhanced Privacy in Lifelogging and Streaming Videos’, we describe an object replacement approach whereby privacy-sensitive objects in videos are replaced by abstract cartoons taken from clip art. We used a combination of computer vision, deep …

Paper ‘Cartooning for Enhanced Privacy in Lifelogging and Streaming Videos’ Presented at CV-COPS ’17 Read More »

Major online messaging services such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are starting to provide users with real-time information about when precipitants read their messages. This useful feature has the potential to negatively impact privacy as well as cause concern over …

Paper ‘Was My Message Read?’ Presented at CHI 17 Read More »

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 ‘Viewing the Viewers’ Presented at CSCW 17 Read More »

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

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

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 …

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

Our 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’ …

CHI 2016 Paper – Honorable Mention Award! Read More »

The 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 visually impaired people and …

Four Papers at CHI 2015 Read More »

PIs 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 of cameras, both …

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