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Enhancing Privacy for Mobile Networks: Examples of Anonymity Solutions and Their Analysis
Karlstad University, Division for Information Technology.
2005 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

Internet and mobile communications have had a profound effect on today’s society. New services are constantly being deployed, in which an increasing amount of personal data is being processed in return for personally tailored services. Further, the use of electronic surveillance is increasing. There is the risk that honest citizens will have their privacy invaded for “the greater good”. We argue that it is of uttermost importance to retain the individuals’ control over their personal spheres.

One approach for enhancing the users’ privacy is to deploy technical measures for safeguarding privacy, so-called Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs). This thesis examines a set of PETs for enabling anonymous communication, so-called anonymous overlay networks,which eliminate the processing of personal data altogether by allowing the users act anonymously when communicating in a networked environment.

This thesis focuses mainly on mobile networks. These are of great interest because on the one hand they lay the groundwork for new innovative applications, but on the other hand they pose numerous novel challenges to privacy. This thesis describes the implementation

and performance evaluation of mCrowds – an anonymous overlay network for mobile Internet that enables anonymous browsing. It also describes the ongoing investigation on how to design anonymous overlay networks in order to make them suitable for mobile ad hoc

networks, a required building block for ambient intelligence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för informationsteknologi , 2005.
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2005:53
Keywords [en]
privacy, anonymity, pseudonymity, identity management, mobile Internet, location based services, mobile ad hoc networks
National Category
Computer Sciences
Research subject
Computer Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-1560ISBN: 91-7063-025-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-1560DiVA, id: diva2:5474
Presentation
2005-12-16, Andersalen, 11D121, Karlstads universitet, Karlstad, 10:30
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Supervisors
Available from: 2008-03-28 Created: 2008-03-28 Last updated: 2018-01-12
List of papers
1. Privacy Risks and Challenges for the Mobile Internet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Privacy Risks and Challenges for the Mobile Internet
2004 (English)In: Proceedings of the IEEE Summit on Law and Computing, 2004, p. 98-118Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-1948 (URN)
Available from: 2007-12-19 Created: 2007-12-19 Last updated: 2010-09-22Bibliographically approved
2. Enabling Anonymity for the Mobile Internet Using the mCrowds System
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enabling Anonymity for the Mobile Internet Using the mCrowds System
2003 (English)In: Risk and Challenges of the Network Society: Proceedings of the IFIP WG 9.2, 9.6/11.7 Summer School 4-8 August 2003. / [ed] Penny Duquennoy, Simone Fischer-Hübner, Jan Holvast & Albin Zuccato, Karlstad: Karlstads universitet , 2003Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2003
National Category
Computer Sciences
Research subject
Computer Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-2006 (URN)91-85335-03-7 (ISBN)
Conference
Second Summer School by IFIP WG 9.2, 9.6/11.7 on Risks and Challenges of the Network Society August 4-8 2003, Karlstad University, Sweden
Available from: 2008-03-28 Created: 2008-03-28 Last updated: 2018-06-04Bibliographically approved
3. Privacy-Enhanced WAP Browsing with mCrowds: Anonymity Properties and Performance Evaluation of the mCrowds System
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Privacy-Enhanced WAP Browsing with mCrowds: Anonymity Properties and Performance Evaluation of the mCrowds System
2004 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Computer Sciences
Research subject
Computer Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-1950 (URN)
Conference
The 4th Annual Information Security South Africa Conference (ISSA 2004)
Available from: 2007-12-19 Created: 2007-12-19 Last updated: 2018-06-04Bibliographically approved
4. Requirements for Privacy-Enhancements for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Requirements for Privacy-Enhancements for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
2005 (English)In: 3rd German Workshop on Ad Hoc Networks  (WMAN 2005): Proceedings of Informatik 2005 - Informatik LIVE! Band 2, 2005, p. 344-348Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-1952 (URN)
Available from: 2007-12-19 Created: 2007-12-19 Last updated: 2010-09-22Bibliographically approved

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