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.
Journal
Semantics derived automatically from language corpora contain human-like biases
Aylin Caliskan, Joanna J. Bryson, Arvind Narayanan.
Science, 2017.
Open access author copy.
Draft
When the cookie meets the blockchain: Privacy risks of web payments via cryptocurrencies
Steven Goldfeder, Harry Kalodner, Dillon Reisman, Arvind Narayanan.
Manuscript, 2017.
Blog post.
Draft
Spying on the Smart Home: Privacy Attacks and Defenses on Encrypted IoT Traffic
Noah Apthorpe, Dillon Reisman, Srikanth Sundaresan, Arvind Narayanan, and Nick Feamster.
Manuscript, 2017.
Journal
Ten simple rules for responsible big data research
Matthew Zook, Solon Barocas, danah boyd, Kate Crawford, Emily Keller, Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Alyssa Goodman, Rachelle Hollander, Barbara A. Koenig, Jacob Metcalf, Arvind Narayanan, Alondra Nelson, Frank Pasquale.
PLoS Computational Biology 2017.
Conference
De-anonymizing Web Browsing Data with Social Networks
Jessica Su, Ansh Shukla, Sharad Goel, Arvind Narayanan.
World Wide Web Conference 2017.
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.
Blog post.
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 / Blog post.
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.
Blog post.
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.
Blog post
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.
Blog post.
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.
Blog post.
Journal
Myths and Fallacies of “Personally Identifiable Information”
Arvind Narayanan, Vitaly Shmatikov.
Communications of the ACM, 2010.
Blog post.
Conference
De-anonymizing Social Networks
Arvind Narayanan, Vitaly Shmatikov.
IEEE Security and Privacy 2009.
Blog post.
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
A Proposed Anti-Doxxing Law in the U.K. Could Make Personal Data Less Secure
Slate, Aug 15, 2017
Anonymity WebTransparency
Legalized Sale of Browser Histories Should Worry Journalists
Columbia Journalism Review, Apr 12, 2017
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
Heritage Netflix Anonymity
The Privacy Challenge in Online Prize Contests
NYTimes Bits blog, May 21, 2011
Heritage Anonymity
Heritage Health Prize: Is $3 Million Enough to Improve the U.S. Health Care System?
Slate, Apr 04, 2011
Netflix Anonymity
The Information That Is Needed to Identify You: 33 Bits
WSJ Digits blog, Aug 04, 2010
Netflix Anonymity
How Privacy Vanishes Online, a Bit at a Time
New York Times, Mar 17, 2010
Netflix Anonymity
Netflix Cancels Contest Plans and Settles Suit
NYT bits blog, Mar 12, 2010
Netflix Anonymity
FTC’s Privacy Worries Prompt Netflix to Cancel Contest
WSJ Digits blog, Mar 12, 2010
Anonymity
"Anonymized" Data Really Isn't—and Here's Why Not
Ars Technica, Sep 08, 2009
Anonymity
Scrubbed Geo-location Data Not So Anonymous After All
The Register, May 21, 2009
SocialNetworks Anonymity
Pulling Back the Curtain on "Anonymous" Twitterers
Ars Technica, Mar 31, 2009
SocialNetworks Anonymity
Social Sites Dent Privacy Efforts
BBC News, Mar 27, 2009
SocialNetworks Anonymity
Faceless Twitter Users Exposed by Other Social Networks
Information Week, Mar 27, 2009
SocialNetworks Anonymity
Researchers Can ID Anonymous Twitterers
IT World (via IDG news), Mar 26, 2009
Netflix Anonymity
Privacy to the Test - Exploring the Limits of Online Anonymity and Accountability [2008 PET Award Press Release]
Microsoft EMEA Press Center, Jul 23, 2008
Netflix Anonymity
Why 'Anonymous' Data Sometimes Isn't
WIRED Commentary, Dec 13, 2007
Netflix Anonymity
Researchers Reverse Netflix Anonymization
SecurityFocus, Dec 04, 2007
Netflix Anonymity
Rise of the Netflix Hackers
WIRED, Mar 15, 2007
Netflix Anonymity
Has Netflix Given Away the Answers in Its Software Competition?
New Scientist, Nov 01, 2006