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A number of decentralized peer-to-peer markets, now colloquially known as the sharing economy, have emerged as alternative suppliers of goods and services traditionally provided by long-established industries. A central question surrounding the sharing economy regards its long-term impact: will peer-to-peer platforms materialize as viable mainstream(More)
— Cloud computing allows accessing resources across Internet transparently: requiring no expertise in, or control over the underlying infrastructure. There is an increasing interest in sharing media files with family and friends. However, UPnP or DLNA were not designed for media distribution beyond the boundaries of a local network and manage media files(More)
We present a new workflow for differentially-private publication of graph topologies. First, we produce differentially-private measurements of interesting graph statistics using our new version of the PINQ programming language, <b>Weighted PINQ</b>, which is based on a generalization of differential privacy to weighted sets. Next, we show how to generate(More)
We present an approach to differentially private computation in which one does not scale up the magnitude of noise for challenging queries, but rather scales down the contributions of challenging records. While scaling down all records uniformly is equivalent to scaling up the noise magnitude, we show that scaling records non-uniformly can result in(More)
— DLNA can be considered as a good candidate for sharing user-generated contents among household networked consumer electronics. However, commercial content sharing requires a high degree of device protection that DLNA does not provides. We propose a solution supporting acquisition and post acquisition content protection by the integration of DLNA with DVB(More)
We present an approach to differentially private computation in which one does not scale up the magnitude of noise for challenging queries, but rather scales down the contributions of challenging records. While scaling down all records uniformly is equivalent to scaling up the noise magnitude, we show that scaling records non-uniformly can result in(More)
Judging by the millions of reviews left by guests on the Airbnb platform, this " trusted community marketplace " is fulfilling its mission of matching travelers seeking accommodation with hosts who have room to spare remarkably well. Based on our analysis of ratings we collected for over 600, 000 properties listed on Airbnb worldwide, we find that nearly(More)
Sharing economy platforms have become extremely popular in the last few years, and they have changed the way in which we commute , travel, and borrow among many other activities. Despite their popularity among consumers, such companies are poorly regulated. For example, Airbnb, one of the most successful examples of sharing economy platform, is often(More)
Credit is a widely used tool to finance personal and corporate projects. The risk of default has motivated lenders to use a credit scoring system, which helps them make more efficient decisions about whom to extend credit. Credit scores serve as a financial user model, and have been traditionally computed from the user's past financial history. As a result,(More)