Scrubbing is a misnomer, says David Choffnes, professor in the College of Computer and Information Science. It’s more like adding a coat of paint to an already tarnished online reputation.
A research team led by Northeastern’s David Choffnes has found “extensive” leakage of users’ personal identifying information from apps on mobile devices, including passwords. Their unique ReCon cloud-based system can detect those leaks and give you the tools to stop them.
David Choffnes, a mobile systems expert at Northeastern University, and his research colleagues have released the novel app just four days after the Federal Communications Commission voted for net neutrality.
Dave Choffnes, an assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science, is developing programs that incentivize smartphone users to share their data in order to improve the mobile Internet experience while still protecting their privacy.