3Qs: Who’s got your digital dossier?

North­eastern mobile sys­tems expert David Choffnes says data bro­kering, in which the data we share online is bought and sold by third par­ties, has blos­somed into a viable industry and is the reason many pop­ular apps are free. But he says the average user knows little about how their per­sonal infor­ma­tion is shared.

Parking made easy

North­eastern alumnus Onur Erikoglu, E’12, and his cousin have launched a crowd­sourcing appli­ca­tion to help people find parking spots in cities throughout the country.