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TWC SBE: MEDIUM: COLLABORATIVE: BUILDING A PRIVACY-PRESERVING SOCIAL NETWORKING PLATFORM FROM A TECHNOLOGICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

Agency:
NSF

National Science Foundation

Project Number:
1564034
Contact PI / Project Leader:
VAIDYA, JAIDEEP
Awardee Organization:
RUTGERS THE STATE UNIV OF NJ NEWARK

Description

Abstract Text:
Social networks provide many benefits, but also give rise to serious concerns regarding privacy. Indeed, since privacy protections are not intrinsically incorporated into the underlying technological framework, user data is still accessible to the social network and is open to misuse. While there have been efforts to incorporate privacy into social networks, existing solutions are not sufficiently lightweight, transparent, and functional, and therefore have achieved only limited adoption. This project develops a privacy-preserving social network (Trusted-Space) where user data are protected from the social network itself, other social network users, and advertisers. The project synthesizes solutions from a technological and sociological perspective to ensure that all of the required functionalities for both users and advertisers to participate effectively in the social network are available. The project develops compact data representations and usability driven functionalities that are privacy-preserving. The project also evaluates people's expectations about the implications of their own actions on their privacy and the future behavior of the algorithms, towards creating a simple, transparent, and predictable environment to facilitate widespread adoption. Since social networks permeate modern life, the project will have significant impact through enabling the incorporation of usable privacy technology into the social network fabric. The project also cultivates the integration of research and education, by providing opportunities for research to undergraduates and graduates, while increasing the awareness of privacy issues among the general public through outreach activities.
Project Terms:
Adoption; Algorithms; Awareness; Behavior; Data; Data Reporting; education research; Ensure; Environment; expectation; Future; General Population; Life; light weight; outreach; Privacy; privacy protection; Research; Social Network; Technology; Textiles; Trust; usability

Details

Contact PI / Project Leader Information:
Name:  VAIDYA, JAIDEEP
Other PI Information:
SHAFTO, PATRICK
Awardee Organization:
Name:  RUTGERS THE STATE UNIV OF NJ NEWARK
City:  NEWARK    
Country:  UNITED STATES
Congressional District:
State Code:  NJ
District:  10
Other Information:
Fiscal Year: 2016
Award Notice Date: 24-Aug-2016
DUNS Number: 130029205
Project Start Date: 01-Sep-2016
Budget Start Date:
CFDA Code: 47.070
Project End Date: 31-Aug-2019
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FY Total Cost
2016 NSF

National Science Foundation

$323,504

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