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Privacy Translucence: How?

The last post presenting the idea of privacy translucence as a use case was prompted by the PrivOn workshop on online privacy, which interestingly was collocated with the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC). More precisely, I had a paper at this workshop, which focused on this use case and on some of the tools we […]

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FOAF and Privacy

Previously, we had posted on how semantic technologies played an important role in mitigating privacy risks in both conventional software systems and semantic web applications. However, immaturity of semantic technologies means it can be easily exploited for nefarious gains. For example,┬áNasirifard et al. demonstrate how publicly available FOAF profiles allow spammers to send context-aware spam. […]

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