Cristina Romero-Tris

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Web search engines (WSEs) are tools that allow users to retrieve specific contents from the Internet. However, during this process, users’ queries and related information (e.g., query time, browser type, etc.) are stored and analyzed in the WSE database. The stored logs may contain sensitive information (e.g., health issues, location, religion, etc.) and(More)
Web search engines are tools employed to find specific information in the Internet. However, they also represent a threat for the privacy of their users. This happens because the web search engines store and analyze the personal information that the users reveal in their queries. In order to avoid this privacy threat, it is necessary to provide mechanisms(More)
The Internet is a huge repository of information. Web search engines are a basic tool for finding and accessing all this information. However, these tools might also be a threat for the privacy of their users. This happens because users frequently reveal private information in their queries. Web search engines gather this personal data, store it during a(More)
Los motores de búsqueda son herramientas que permiten encontrar información en Internet. Sin embargo, pueden también representar una amenaza para la privacidad de sus usuarios, ya que almacenan y analizan la información personal que los usuarios revelan al hacer sus consultas. Para evitar este problema de seguridad, es necesario proporcionar mecanismos que(More)
Web Search Engines store and analyze queries made by their users in order to build their profiles and offer them personalized search results (i.e., results are ranked according to each user’s preferences). Even though this service is positive for the users, their profiles may contain sensitive information that can threaten their privacy. Literature in this(More)
Web search engines (WSEs) are tools that allow users to locate specific information on the Internet. One of the objectives of WSEs is to return the results that best match the interests of each user. For this purpose, WSEs collect and analyze users’ search history in order to build profiles. Consequently, a profiled user who submits a certain query will(More)
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