Mobile East 2012 - See it, Shake it, Set it
I presented the above talk about research done as part of the PRiMMA project on studying privacy management for mobile applications at the Mobile East 2012 conference. The following is the abstract of this talk:
As a result of advances in ubiquitous computing areas, and the widespread use of related technology in various applications, it is now possible to capture an unprecedented amount of information about people’s daily lives and use this information in various ways. Proponents of these developments argue that they will allow computer technologies to inform, entertain and assist us in ways that are more comfortable, intuitive and unobtrusive. On the other hand, it is argued that such pervasive data gathering is likely to cause serious invasions of individual privacy, potentially culminating in harm to individuals and society at large. This talk reports on research that has been investigating users' experience of managing their privacy when using mobile applications as well as techniques developed to better understand mobile privacy requirements. The results show the efficacy of technical solutions for improving awareness by making privacy sensitive interactions more visible to the user and some initial results on using novel interaction modes for configuring privacy settings.