Controlled Sharing of Personal Information in Android
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionNIK: Norsk Informatikkonferanse. 2011, 25-36.
Smartphones with third-party applications have become very popular. Recently, they have received attention for quietly monitoring and transferring personal information without the users’ knowledge. The objective of this work is to help users to protect their privacy by increasing their consciousness on how personal information is collected and distributed. We propose a design that provides a higher degree of control by allowing users to set preferences that determine what personal information to share. We implement selected parts from our design, in order to evaluate whether this solution serves as a utility or not. The initial results are