Thursday, July 28, 2011

SOUPS 2011 Advances Vital Exploration of Usability and Its Role in Strengthening Privacy and Security

SOUPS 2011 Advances Vital Exploration of Usability and Its Role in Strengthening Privacy and Security

The seventh annual Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) was held in Pittsburgh, PA., July 20th thru July 23rd, 2011. SOUPS is an annual event that has evolved out of the work of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security (CUPS) Lab. This year's SOUPS sessions included Security Warnings and Authentication to Privacy on Social Networks and Perceptions of Privacy and Security. It also included a day of tutorials and workshops, such as Usable Security Indicator Conventions and Experiment Design and Quantitative Methods for Usable Security Research.

The papers presented ranged from Using Data Type Based Security Alert Dialogs to Raise Online Security Awareness, presented by University of Munich, and Breaking Undercover: Exploiting Design Flaws and Nonuniform Human Behavior, presented by researchers from the National University of Science and Technology (Pakistan) and University of Split, (Croatia) to "I regretted the minute I pressed share": A Qualitative Study of Regrets on Facebook, presented by Carnegie Mellon University researchers, and Indirect Content Privacy Surveys: Measuring Privacy Without Asking About It, presented by Google researchers.

The embeded video of a panel on The Battle Over Behavioral Advertising
Choice Mechanisms. (For more videos of CyLab seminars and conferences, visit our You Tube Channel.)

Dr. Lorrie Cranor, Director of CUPS, is the panel moderator. Panel participants included Alan Chapel (BlueKal), Manoj Hastak (American University), Aleecia McDonald (Carnegie Mellon CyLab) Brendan Riordan-Buttenworth, Harlan Yu (Princeton University).

The Battle Over Behavioral Advertising Choice Mechanisms (SOUPS 2011 panel)

For the full agenda and links to all the papers presented, visit SOUPS 2011.

For more information on CyLab's ongoing research into Usable Privacy and Security, visit CUPS.

See Also

SOUPS 2010: Insight into Usable Privacy & Security Deepens at 6th Annual Symposium

Reflections on SOUPS 2009: Between Worlds, Cultivating Superior Cleverness, Awaiting a Shift in Consciousness

Glimpses into the Fourth Annual Symposium on Usable Security and Privacy (SOUPS 2008)

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