Web Privacy — Arvind Narayanan

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Papers

Titles point to blog posts, abstracts, or project pages from where the paper can be downloaded.
Draft
The future of ad blocking: An analytical framework and new techniques
Grant Storey, Dillon Reisman, Jonathan Mayer, Arvind Narayanan.
Manuscript, 2017.
Workshop
Battery Status Not Included: Assessing Privacy in Web Standards
Lukasz Olejnik, Steven Englehardt, Arvind Narayanan.
International Workshop on Privacy Engineering 2017.
Best paper award.
Book chapter
The Princeton Web Transparency and Accountability Project
Arvind Narayanan, Dillon Reisman.
To appear in "Transparent data mining for Big and Small Data". Editors: Tania Cerquitelli, Daniele Quercia, Frank Pasquale. Springer. 2017.
Conference
Online tracking: A 1-million-site measurement and analysis
Steven Englehardt, Arvind Narayanan.
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, 2016.
FPF Privacy Papers for Policy Makers Award.
Conference
Cookies that give you away: Evaluating the surveillance implications of web tracking
Steven Englehardt, Dillon Reisman, Christian Eubank, Peter Zimmerman, Jonathan Mayer, Arvind Narayanan, Edward Felten.
WWW 2015.
[Subsumes this older version].
Conference
The Web never forgets: Persistent tracking mechanisms in the wild
Gunes Acar, Christian Eubank, Steven Englehardt, Marc Juarez, Arvind Narayanan, Claudia Diaz.
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, 2014.
Related blog post: The hidden perils of cookie syncing.
Position
Privacy concerns of implicit secondary factors for web authentication
Joseph Bonneau, Edward W. Felten, Prateek Mittal, Arvind Narayanan
Adventures in Authentication: WAY Workshop, 2014.
Draft
Web Privacy Measurement: Scientific principles, engineering platform, and new results
Steven Englehardt, Christian Eubank, Peter Zimmerman, Dillon Reisman, Arvind Narayanan.
Manuscript, 2014.
Workshop
Shining the Floodlights on Mobile Web Tracking — A Privacy Survey
Christian Eubank, Marcela Melara, Diego Perez-Botero, Arvind Narayanan.
Web 2.0 Security & Privacy (W2SP) 2013.
Policy
Privacy considerations of online behavioural tracking
Claude Castelluccia and Arvind Narayanan.
European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) expert report, 2012.
Policy
Do Not Track: A Universal Third-Party Web Tracking Opt Out
Jonathan Mayer, Arvind Narayanan, Sid Stamm.
IETF Internet-Draft, 2011.
Policy
Do Not Track FTC Comment
Jonathan Mayer, Arvind Narayanan.
2011.
Conference
Adnostic: Privacy Preserving Targeted Advertising
Vincent Toubiana, Arvind Narayanan, Dan Boneh, Helen Nissenbaum, Solon Barocas.
Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2010.

Blog posts

The Thinning Line Between Commercial and Government Surveillance (with Dillon Reisman) May 15, 2017

Don’t Be Comforted by Internet Providers' Promises to Protect Your Privacy (with Sharad Goel) Apr 04, 2017

All the News That’s Fit to Change: Insights Into a Corpus of 2.5 Million News Headlines (Dillon Reisman) Sep 14, 2016

Can Facebook really make ads unblockable? 11 Aug 2016

The workshop on Data and Algorithmic Transparency 10 Aug 2016

A Peek at A/B Testing in the Wild (Dillon Reisman) May 25, 2016

The Web Privacy Problem Is a Transparency Problem: Introducing the OpenWPM Measurement Tool (Steven Englehardt) Jan 14, 2016

Do Privacy Studies Help? A Retrospective Look at Canvas Fingerprinting (Steven Englehardt) Jan 12, 2016

Verizon’s Tracking Header: Can They Do Better? (Steven Englehardt) Jan 14, 2015

The Hidden Perils of Cookie Syncing (Steven Englehardt) Aug 07, 2014

Cognitive Disconnect: Understanding Facebook Connect Login Permissions (Nicky Robinson) Jun 18, 2014

Eternal vigilance is a solvable technology problem: A proposal for streamlined privacy alerts 21 Apr 2014

Web Measurement for Fairness and Transparency Nov 25, 2013

Online price discrimination: Conspicuous by its absence 08 Jan 2013

New Developments in Deanonymization 17 Dec 2012

Tracking Not Required: Behavioral Targeting 11 Jun 2012

Web Privacy Measurement: Genesis of a Community 04 Jun 2012

Privacy and the Market for Lemons, or How Websites Are Like Used Cars 18 Mar 2011

One Click Frauds and Identity Leakage: Two Trends on a Collision Course 22 Feb 2011

Facebook’s Instant Personalization: An Analysis of Fundamental Privacy Flaws 28 Sep 2010

“Do Not Track” Explained 20 Sep 2010

Yet Another Identity Stealing Bug. Will Creeping Normalcy be the Result? 01 Jun 2010

History Stealing: It’s All Shades of Grey 09 Mar 2010

Google Docs Identity Leak Bug Fixed 23 Feb 2010

How Google Docs Leaks Your Identity 22 Feb 2010

Ubercookies Part 2: History Stealing meets the Social Web 19 Feb 2010

Cookies, Supercookies and Ubercookies: Stealing the Identity of Web Visitors 18 Feb 2010

Press

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
WebTransparency
Firefox Disables Loophole That Allows Sites to Track Users via Battery Status
The Guardian, Nov 01, 2016
Anonymity WebTransparency
You Are Less Anonymous on the Web Than You Think--Much Less
ACM TechNews, Oct 31, 2016
WebTransparency
Breaking the Black Box: When Machines Learn by Experimenting on Us
ProPublica, Oct 12, 2016
WebTransparency
Online Trackers Follow Our Digital Shadow by 'Fingerprinting' Browsers, Devices
All Things Considered (NPR), Sep 26, 2016
WebTransparency
Internet Tracking Has Moved Beyond Cookies
FiveThirtyEight, Sep 02, 2016
WebTransparency
You’re Being Tracked (And Tracked and Tracked)
IEEE Spectrum, Aug 23, 2016
WebTransparency
Facebook Can’t Win Against Ad Blockers, and Here’s the Proof
MIT Tech Review, Aug 15, 2016
WebTransparency
Sites Spying on You in Weird New Ways, Princeton Study Exposes
NBC News, Aug 03, 2016
WebTransparency
Your Battery Status Is Being Used to Track You Online
The Guardian, Aug 02, 2016
WebTransparency
Customized or Creepy? Websites and Your Data, a Guide
Fast Company, Jun 16, 2016
WebTransparency
Study of 1 Million Sites Shows Just How Closely We're Watched
New Scientist, Jun 01, 2016
WebTransparency
Audio Fingerprinting Being Used to Track Web Users, Study Finds
Techcrunch, May 20, 2016
WebTransparency
Largest Study of Online Tracking Proves Google Really Is Watching Us All
MIT Technology Review, May 18, 2016
WebTransparency
How Much Do Online Advertisers Really Know About You? We Asked an Expert
Digital Trends, Jun 27, 2015
WebTransparency
Stealthy Web Tracking Tools Pose Increasing Privacy Risks to Users
PC World (via IDG News), Jul 22, 2014
WebTransparency
Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
InformationWeek, Jul 22, 2014
WebTransparency
The Hidden Threat in Your Browser: Share Buttons Reveal Personal Information Each Time You Visit Certain Popular Sites
Daily Mail, Jul 22, 2014
WebTransparency
Browser 'Fingerprints' Help Track Users
BBC News, Jul 22, 2014
WebTransparency
Queen's Website Hosts Controversial Tracking Technique
SC Magazine UK, Jul 22, 2014
WebTransparency
The New Technology Which Advertisers Use to Track Your Every Movement Online: Canvas Fingerprinting
The Telegraph, Jul 22, 2014
WebTransparency
Online ‘fingerprinting’ Could Pose Privacy Risks
The Globe and Mail, Jul 22, 2014
WebTransparency
White House Website Includes Unique Non-Cookie Tracker, Conflicts With Privacy Policy
EFF Deeplinks blog, Jul 22, 2014
WebTransparency
Canvas Fingerprinting Macht Internetnutzung Nachverfolgbar
Spiegel online, Jul 22, 2014
WebTransparency
Meet the Online Tracking Device That Is Virtually Impossible to Block
ProPublica, Jul 21, 2014
WebTransparency
New Tracking Tool Is Like a Cookie That Can't Be Blocked
NBC News, Jul 21, 2014
DoNotTrack
'Do Not Track'? Oh What the Heck, Go Ahead
PC World (via IDG News), May 21, 2014
WebTransparency
Browser Cookies: How They Could Be Undermining Your Privacy
CBC News, Apr 08, 2014
WebTransparency
Connecting the Dots Between Cookies and Identities
Threatpost, Apr 07, 2014
WebTransparency
How Advertising Cookies Let Observers Follow You Across the Web
The Verge, Apr 04, 2014
WebTransparency
This Landmark Study Could Reveal How the Web Discriminates Against You
Forbes, Dec 02, 2013
DoNotTrack
Intrusos Invisibles: Cómo Proteger Su Privacidad en El Internet
Univision Chicago, Nov 05, 2013