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Balachander Krishnamurthy: On the Internet Someone Knows You Are a Dog

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
12:30 pm


Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States + Google Map

Food and discussion begins at 12:30 pm. Everyone invited.

Balachander will talk about leakage of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from Online Social Networks (OSN) and what can be done about it. Aggregators have been tracking user’s Internet movements for a long time and the number of aggregators have shrunk due to economic acquisitions. Aggregators now have the ability to link tracking information with PII on OSNs. Public policy is still being formulated and cooperation from aggregators may be necessary to ensure privacy protection.


Balachander Krishnamurthy has been with AT&T Labs–Research since his PhD. His main focus of research of late is in the areas of Internet privacy, Online Social Networks, and Internet measurements. He has authored and edited ten books, published over 80 technical papers, holds twenty patents, and has given invited talks in over thirty countries. His most recent book “Internet Measurements: Infrastructure, Traffic and Applications” (525pp, John Wiley & Sons, co-authored with Mark Crovella), was published in July 2006 and is the first book focusing on Internet Measurement. His previous book ‘Web Protocols and Practice: HTTP/1.1, Networking Protocols, Caching, and Traffic Measurement’ (672 pp, Addison-Wesley, co-authored with Jennifer Rexford) is the first in-depth book on the technology underlying the Web, and has been translated into Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese.

His papers are available at: