Seven privacy worries in ubiquitous social computing

Sara Motahari, Constantine Manikopoulos, Roxanne Hiltz, Quentin Jones

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

10 Scopus citations


Review of the literature suggests seven fundamental privacy challenges in the domain of ubiquitous social computing. To date, most research in this area has focused on the features associated with the revelation of personal location data. However, a more holistic view of privacy concerns that acknowledges these seven risks is required if we are to deploy privacy respecting next generation social computing applications. We highlight the threat associated with user inferences made possible by knowledge of the context and use of social ties. We also describe work in progress to both understand user perceptions and build a privacy sensitive urban enclave social computing system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSOUPS 2007
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Third Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2007
EventSOUPS 2007: 3rd Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Jul 18 2007Jul 20 2007

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


OtherSOUPS 2007: 3rd Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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