The widespread adoption of smartphones and social media make it possible to collect sensitive data about people at a scale and fidelity never before possible. While this data can be used to offer richer user experiences, this same data also poses new kinds of privacy challenges for end-users, organizations, and developers. In this talk, our team’s research in this area will be presented, looking at how we can help each of these different groups with privacy. One key theme of our work is investigating how to have crowds of people help with privacy. Another theme is looking for ways of making developers’ lives easier, while making privacy a positive side effect.
Jason Hong is a professor in the Human Computer Interaction Institute, at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. His research in mobility, privacy, and security has been featured in the New York Times, MIT Tech Review, CBS, CNN, the World Economic Forum, and more. Jason is a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies and a co-author of The Design of Sites. He is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, a Kavli Fellow, a PopTech Science fellow, and a New America National Cybersecurity Fellow. He received his Ph.D. from Berkeley and undergraduate degrees from Georgia Tech.