Big Data: Anonymity, Privacy, Ethics — Arvind Narayanan

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Papers

Titles point to blog posts, abstracts, or project pages from where the paper can be downloaded.
Conference
De-anonymizing Web Browsing Data with Social Networks
Jessica Su, Ansh Shukla, Sharad Goel, Arvind Narayanan.
World Wide Web Conference 2017.
Draft
Semantics derived automatically from language corpora necessarily contain human biases
Aylin Caliskan-Islam, Joanna J. Bryson, Arvind Narayanan.
Manuscript, 2016.
Draft
When coding style survives compilation: De-anonymizing programmers from executable binaries
Aylin Caliskan-Islam, Fabian Yamaguchi, Edwin Dauber, Richard Harang, Konrad Rieck, Rachel Greenstadt, Arvind Narayanan.
Manuscript, 2015.
Journal
No Encore for Encore? Ethical Questions for Web-Based Censorship Measurement
Arvind Narayanan, Bendert Zevenbergen.
Technology Science, 2015.
Conference
A Precautionary Approach to Big Data Privacy
Arvind Narayanan, Joanna Huey, Edward Felten.
Computers, Privacy & Data Protection 2015.
FPF Privacy Papers for Policy Makers Award.
Talk video.
Conference
De-anonymizing Programmers via Code Stylometry
Aylin Caliskan-Islam, Richard Harang, Andrew Liu, Arvind Narayanan, Clare Voss, Fabian Yamaguchi, Rachel Greenstadt.
USENIX security symposium, 2015.
Journal
Redefining Genomic Privacy: Trust and Empowerment
Yaniv Erlich, James B Williams, David Glazer, Kenneth Yocum, Nita Farahany, Maynard Olson, Arvind Narayanan, Lincoln D Stein, Jan A Witkowski, Robert C Kain
PLoS Biology, 2014.
Policy
No silver bullet: De-identification still doesn’t work
Arvind Narayanan, Edward W. Felten.
Manuscript, 2014.
Journal
Why software engineering courses should include ethics coverage
Arvind Narayanan, Shannon Vallor.
Communications of the ACM, 2014.
Journal
Routes for breaching and protecting genetic privacy
Yaniv Erlich, Arvind Narayanan.
Nature Reviews Genetics, 2014.
PDF: Sci-Hub | Author manuscript.
Haha
33 Bits of Entropy: Myths and Fallacies of “Personally Identifiable Information”
Arvind Narayanan.
Volume 1 of Tiny Transactions on Computer Science, 2012. ("The premier venue for computer science research of 140 characters or less.")
Conference
On the Feasibility of Internet-Scale Author Identification
Arvind Narayanan, Hristo Paskov, Neil Gong, John Bethencourt, Emil Stefanov, Richard Shin, Dawn Song.
IEEE Security and Privacy (Oakland) 2012.
Report
An Adversarial Analysis of the Reidentifiability of the Heritage Health Prize Dataset.
Arvind Narayanan.
Manuscript, 2011.
Conference
“You Might Also Like:” Privacy Risks of Collaborative Filtering
Joseph A. Calandrino, Ann Kilzer, Arvind Narayanan, Edward W. Felten, Vitaly Shmatikov.
IEEE Security and Privacy (Oakland) 2011.
Conference
Link Prediction by De-anonymization: How We Won the Kaggle Social Network Challenge
Arvind Narayanan, Elaine Shi, Benjamin I. P. Rubinstein.
International Joint Conference on Neural Networks 2011.
Journal
Myths and Fallacies of “Personally Identifiable Information”
Arvind Narayanan, Vitaly Shmatikov.
Communications of the ACM, 2010.
Conference
De-anonymizing Social Networks
Arvind Narayanan, Vitaly Shmatikov.
IEEE Security and Privacy 2009.
Conference
Robust De-anonymization of Large Sparse Datasets (How To Break Anonymity of the Netflix Prize Dataset)
Arvind Narayanan, Vitaly Shmatikov.
IEEE Security and Privacy (Oakland) 2008.
2008 Privacy Enhancing Technologies award.

Press

Anonymity WebTransparency
Your Private Browsing History Alone Can Give Away Your Identity
The Atlantic, Feb 07, 2017
Anonymity WebTransparency
Your 'Anonymized' Web Browsing History May Not Be Anonymous
ACM TechNews, Jan 19, 2017
Anonymity WebTransparency
You Are Less Anonymous on the Web Than You Think--Much Less
ACM TechNews, Oct 31, 2016
Anonymity
CSI: Cyber-Attack Scene Investigation — a Malware Whodunit
Scientific American, Jan 28, 2016
Anonymity
Sticky Data: Why Even 'Anonymized' Information Can Still Identify You
The Globe and Mail, Aug 06, 2014
Anonymity
Academics Get Personal Over Big Data
iTnews, Jul 11, 2014
Anonymity
Big Data Should Not Be a Faith-based Initiative
BoingBoing, Jul 09, 2014
Genetic Anonymity
Scientists Explore Safeguards for Genomic Data Privacy
Medical Xpress, Mar 01, 2014
Anonymity
When Big Data Marketing Becomes Stalking
Scientific American, Jan 28, 2014
Anonymity
Privacy, Please: New Technologies Could Hide Your Identity Online
NBC news, Jun 14, 2013
Anonymity
Data Protection in the EU: The Certainty of Uncertainty
The Guardian Technology blog, Jun 05, 2013
Anonymity
Has Big Data Made Anonymity Impossible?
MIT Tech Review, May 07, 2013
Stylometry Anonymity
The End of Anonymous Commenting
On the Media (NPR), Mar 02, 2012
Stylometry Anonymity
How Anonymous Are Your Online Posts?
InformationWeek, Feb 22, 2012
Anonymity
"Anonymized" Data Really Isn't—and Here's Why Not
Ars Technica, Sep 08, 2009