Recent News (Short Selection)
Jan 2014: Co-hosting White House Chief Privacy Officer, Nicole Wong, at CMU as part of Data Privacy Day – see also event webpage and an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and a video of the keynote
December 2013: Our WWW2014 article on Reconciling Mobile App Privacy and Usability on Smartphones: Could User Privacy Profiles Help? is now available as a Tech Report (CMU-CS-13-128/CMU-ISR-13-114)
November 2013: CyLab seminar: Mobile App Security and Privacy: An Overview of Recent Research Results and their Implications
October 2013: Jialiu Lin defends her dissertation on “Understanding and Capturing People’s Mobile App Privacy Preferences”. Congrats Jialiu!
September 2013: Shomir Wilson presents our joint paper on Privacy Manipulation and Acclimation in a Location Sharing Application at Ubicomp2013 in Zurich.
September 2013: Our new NSF Frontier project on Usable Privacy Policies is featured in IAPP’s Privacy Advisor
August 2013: First cohort of students enter our new Master’s Program in Privacy Engineering
August 2013: We’ve been awarded one of three large “Frontier” research projects under NSF’s Secure and Trustworthy Computing program – see NSF’s press release
August 2013: Paper at KDD2013:
B. Fu, J. Lin, Lei Li, C. Faloutsos, J. Hong, N. Sadeh. Why People Hate Your App – Making Sense of User Feedback in a Mobile App Store
July 2013: The Mobile Commerce Lab receives $180,000 research gift from Google under its “Privacy and Security Focused Program” for our work on “Smart privacy profiles for mobile apps”.
July 2013: Attending Dagstuhl Seminar on My Life Shared: Trust and Privacy in the Age of Ubiquitous Experience Sharing
May 2013: Expert address on Using Mobile Social Media to Understand the Dynamics of Cities, Hong Kong University
May 2013: Graduating Patrick Gage Kelley (co-advised with Lorrie Cranor): Congrats Patrick!
May 2013: Two papers at CHI’2013 in Paris:
- P. Gage Kelley, L. Cranor, N. Sadeh, Privacy as Part of the App Decision-Making Process
- Sleeper, Manya, Justin Cranshaw, Patrick Gage Kelley, Blase Ur, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Cranor, Norman Sadeh. I read my Twitter the next morning and was astonished: A conversational perspective on Twitter regrets
March/April 2013: Our article on the shortage of privacy engineers is featured in IEEE Security and Privacy
Feb. 2013: CSCW2013 presentation by Hazim Almuhimedi of our joint paper Tweets Are Forever: A Large-Scale Quantitative Analysis of Deleted Tweets
January 28, 2013: Moderating Data Privacy Day Panel on Will the Mobile Web and Social Networking Mark the End of Privacy? see here too.
January 2013: CMU press release on our Mobile App Privacy work: Did Your Smartphone Flashlight Rat You Out? Crowdsourcing Privacy Concerns of Mobile Apps . A nice piece in The Red Tape Chronicles and one in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review
October 2012: Talk at TEDx Yale City 2.0
October 2012: Participating in CyLab Panel Discussion on Cyber Crime and Security organized in conjunction with screening of CODE 2600 documentary film
October 2012: Launching a new inter-disciplinary master’s program to train future Privacy Engineers and Privacy Technology Managers.
See CMU press release and a nice article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
September 2012: Patrick Gage Kelley (COS PhD student) defends his dissertation on Designing Privacy Notices Supporting User Understanding and Control (Thesis Committee: Lorrie Cranor, Norman Sadeh, Alessandro Acquisti and Sunny Consolvo)
September 2012: Ubicomp2012 presentation of our paper on Expectation and Purpose: Understanding Users’ Mental Models of Mobile App Privacy through Crowdsourcing (authors: J. Lin, S. Amini, J. Hong, N. Sadeh, J. Lindqvist, J. Zhang)
August 2012: Jialiu Lin (CSD PhD student) presents her thesis proposal on Understanding and Capturing People’s Mobile App Privacy Preferences (Thesis Committee: Jason Hong, Norman Sadeh, Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Sunny Consolvo)
June 11, 2012: 2012 Personal Democracy Forum , Panel on “the SENSEable City”, New York
June 2012: Our Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media article on urban computing wins the best paper award – see also our livehoods website.
May 2012: Can We Reconcile Privacy and Usability? , Computer Science Seminar Series, HKUST.
May 2012: “Mobile Privacy: Technology and Human Considerations”, Expert Address, Hong Kong University
May 2012: Why Phish Should Not Be Treated as Spam article in Dr. Dobbs
May 2012: Our Livehoods project continues to garner media attention – e.g., see Pittsburgh Post Gazette article , CMU press release, CMU homepage , WTAE interview , Wall Street Journal blog and media coverage abroad (e.g. Heise Online , Wired.it and Haaretz)
March 2012: “Smartphone Security and Privacy: What Should We Teach our Users and How?”, FISSEA 2012, NIST
February 21, 2012: Further speculation about the implications of the US Supreme Court’s ruling in US v Jones, including some comments I made on 3rd party doctrine here. See also Wall Street Journal article on FBI turns off thousands of GPS devices after Court ruling
January 23, 2012 – US Supreme Court unanimously agrees with our view that placing a GPS device under someone’s vehicle constitutes a search & that doing so without a warrant violated the defendent’s privacy. At the same time, they do not address more fundamental issues relating to expectations of privacy – See Supreme Court’s Opinion here and CDT’s statement here.
December 2011 – Google Pittsburgh Seminar: ““From Today’s Android Permission System to Intelligent Security and Privacy Agents”. – see also our USEC2012 article on A Conundrum of Permissions: Installing Applications on an Android Smartphone
November 2011 – Panelist APWG’s Annual e-Crime conference, San Diego
October – November 2011 – Joined CDT and EFF in amicus brief on warrantless GPS tracking filed with US Supreme Court (full amicus brief can be read here). See also ComputerWorld article and CMU home page coverage
October 2011 – Keynote at Pitney Bowes Mobile Day Symposium
September 2011 – Panelist at Qualcomm’s Contextual Awareness Symposium, San Diego
July 2011 – “Mobile Location Privacy: Why it is Important & Challenging”, Invited lecture, Beihang University, Beijing.
June 2011 – Mobile Location Privacy: Forces at Play, Attitudes and Challenges, Expert Address, Hong Kong University
April 2011 – EDUCAUSE webinar: Smartphone Privacy and Security: What Should We Teach Users?
March 2011 – Norman asks:’ Can Social Networking and Privacy be Reconciled?', CyLab Seminar
March 2011 – Michael Benisch (COS PhD student) defends his dissertation on Using Expressiveness to Improve the Efficiency of Social and Economic Mechanisms (Thesis Committee: Norman Sadeh, Tuomas Sandholm, Geoff Gordon, Craig Boutilier)
October 2010 – Locaccino featured in MIT Technology Review: Locaccino Shows How Facebook Places Should Work
September 2010 – Michael Benisch, COS Phd student co-advised by Profs. Norman Sadeh and Tuomas Sandholm awarded prestigious Siebel Scholarship
July 2010 – Article by Collins, Ketter and Sadeh in Summer issue of AI Magazine reflects on lessons and accomplishments of the Supply Chain Trading Agent Competition (see CMU Tech Report)
May 2010 – Norman invited to speak at Mobile Social Networking Asia
May 2010 – Norman asks ‘What Will the App Store of the Future Look Like?’ in Expert Address at Hong Kong University
May 2010 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Startup Zipano sells privacy software to control who can find you
March 2010 – Wall Street Journal – Locaccino mentioned in ‘As Location Sharing Services Grow, Privacy Concerns Do Too’
March 2010 – “User-Controllable Security and Privacy: Lessons from the Design and Deployment of a Family of Location Sharing Applications”, Google seminar series.
February 2010 – Focused Research Awards grant professors $2 million for study
February 2010 – The New York Times – Cranor, Sadeh and Acquisti receive Google award for privacy research
November 2009 – TechVibe radio interview on combating phishing
June 2009 – Expert Address in Hong Kong
April 2009 – CMU Podcast on Locaccino
February 2009 – Locaccino Now Available as a Facebook App
December 2008 – Our Anti-Phishing Work featured in Scientific American
Fall 2008 – Q&A with Norman Sadeh – CyLab Chronicles
August 2008 – “Selective Access and Obfuscation of Enterprise Data”,
keynote, SAP Annual North American Academic Symposium, Palo Alto.
June 2008 – “Capturing and Understanding People’s Privacy Preferences in a Friend Finder Application”, Workshop on Opportunistic RF Localization for Next Generation Wireless Devices, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
June 2008 – “M-Commerce: Stripping e-Retailing to its Essence”, 2008 Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, June 2008
May 2008 – “Combating Phishing Attacks: A Never-ending Arms Race?”,
Expert Address, Hong Kong University, May 2008
*June 2007 – “Adaptive Supply Chain Trading”, invited speaker, SAP’s Inaugural North American Academic Symposium
*August 2006 – “Mobile and Pervasive Commerce: The New Frontier”, opening keynote, 8th International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC-06), Fredericton, Canada.
*June 2006 – “Ambient Intelligence: The MyCampus Experience”, keynote speaker, 14th IT21 Conference (Theme: “U-Society”), Seoul, Korea, June 2006 – see Korea IT Times article
*May 2006 -“MyCampus: Research Overview”, guest speaker, NTT DoCoMo, Yokosuka Research Park, Japan, May 2006