On The Ridiculousness of Notice and Consent: Contradictions in App Privacy Policies

Title: On The Ridiculousness of Notice and Consent: Contradictions in App Privacy Policies Authors: Ehimare Okoyomon, University of California, Berkeley Nikita Samarin, University of California, Berkeley Primal Wijesekera , University of California, Berkeley and International Computer Science Institute Amit Elazari Bar On, University of California, Berkeley Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, International Computer Science Institute and IMDEA Networks…

An Analysis of Pre-installed Android Software

Title: An Analysis of Pre-installed Android Software Authors: Julien Gamba, IMDEA Networks Institute and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Mohammed Rashed, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Abbas Razaghpana, Stony Brook University Juan Tapiador, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, IMDEA Networks Institute and ICSI Published in: IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy Abstract: The…

A Large-Scale Analysis of Facebook’s User-Base and User Engagement Growth

Title: A Large-Scale Analysis of Facebook’s User-Base and User Engagement Growth Authors: Yonas Mitike Kassa, IMDEA Networks Institute,  Spain ; Rubén Cuevas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain  and UC3M-Santander Big Data Institute and, Spain  Ángel Cuevas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain Publisher: IEEE Abstract: Understanding the evolution of the user base as well…

Large-Scale Analysis of User Exposure to Online Advertising on Facebook

Title: Large-Scale Analysis of User Exposure to Online Advertising on Facebook Authors: ARITZ ARRATE GALÁN , Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ CABAÑAS, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain ÁNGEL CUEVAS, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain and UC3M-Santander Big Data Institute, Spain MARÍA CALDERÓN, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain RUBÉN CUEVAS…

Tracing Cross Border Web Tracking

Title: Tracing Cross Border Web Tracking   Authors: Costas Iordanou, TU Berlin  and UC3M Georgios Smaragdakis TU Berlin Ingmar Poese BENOCS Nikolaos Laoutaris Data Transparency Lab  and Eurecat   Published in: IMC ’18 Proceedings of the Internet Measurement Conference 2018   Abstract: A tracking flow is a flow between an end user and a Web…

Beyond Google Play: A Large-Scale Comparative Study of Chinese Android App Markets

Title: Beyond Google Play: A Large-Scale Comparative Study of Chinese Android App Markets   Authors: Haoyu Wang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications Zhe Liu, Key Laboratory of High-Confidence Software Technologies (MOE), Peking University Jingyue Liang, Key Laboratory of High-Confidence Software Technologies (MOE), Peking University Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, IMDEA Networks and ICSI Yao Guo, Key Laboratory…

Unveiling and Quantifying Facebook Exploitation of Sensitive Personal Data for Advertising Purposes

Title: Unveiling and Quantifying Facebook Exploitation of Sensitive Personal Data for Advertising Purposes Authors: José González Cabañas, Ángel Cuevas, and Rubén Cuevas, Department of Telematic Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Conference 27th USENIX Security Symposium. August 15–17, 2018 • Baltimore, MD, USA Abstract: The recent European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) restricts the processing…