Both apps and websites leak personal information, including names, gender, phone numbers, and e-mail. But don’t despair. Northeastern researchers, led by assistant professor David Choffnes, have developed an automated system to help you know which platform to use for your online interactions.
New research led by David Choffnes shows that what T-Mobile promises about free video streaming with Binge On is not what you, or content providers, may actually get. In many cases, subscribers were left with lower quality videos and unexpected charges. Moreover, because of flaws in T-Mobile’s system, the researchers found a way to make practically any Internet traffic free to subscribers.
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.