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Better the devil you know: exposing the data sharing practices of smartphone apps

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Most users of smartphone apps remain unaware of what data about them is being collected, by whom, and how these data are being used. In this mixed methods investigation, we examine the question of whether revealing key data collection practices of smartphone apps may help people make more informed privacy- related decisions. To investigate this question, we designed and prototyped a new class of privacy indicators, called Data Con- troller Indicators (DCIs), that expose previously hidden info...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1145/3025453.3025556

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Oxford, MPLS, Computer Science
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Publisher:
Association for Computing Machinery Publisher's website
Pages:
5208-5220
Publication date:
2017-05-06
Acceptance date:
2017-01-06
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Pubs id:
pubs:680841
URN:
uri:6f9b0185-b4c1-4c4c-9ece-d4e2a2d2ef23
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uuid:6f9b0185-b4c1-4c4c-9ece-d4e2a2d2ef23
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pubs:680841
ISBN:
978-1-4503-4655-9

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