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Popular Internet services in recent years have shown that remarkable things can be achieved by harnessing the power of the masses using crowd-sourcing systems. However, crowd-sourcing systems can also pose a real challenge to existing security mechanisms deployed to protect Internet services. Many of these security techniques rely on the assumption that(More)
Data confidentiality policies at major social network providers have severely limited researchers' access to large-scale datasets. The biggest impact has been on the study of network dynamics, where researchers have studied citation graphs and content-sharing networks, but few have analyzed detailed dynamics in the massive social networks that dominate the(More)
Network coordinate (NC) system allows efficient Internet distance prediction with scalable measurements. Most of the NC systems are based on embedding hosts into a low dimensional Euclidean space. Unfortunately, the accuracy of predicted distances is largely hurt by the persistent occurrence of Triangle Inequality Violation (TIV) in measured Internet(More)
—Analysis of large networks is a critical component of many of today's application environments, including online social networks, protein interactions in biological networks, and Internet traffic analysis. The arrival of massive network graphs with hundreds of millions of nodes, e.g. social graphs, presents a unique challenge to graph analysis(More)
—Graph analysis is a critical component of applications such as online social networks, protein interactions in biological networks, and Internet traffic analysis. The arrival of massive graphs with hundreds of millions of nodes, e.g. social graphs, presents a unique challenge to graph analysis applications. Most of these applications rely on computing(More)
Continuing success of research on social and computer networks requires open access to realistic measurement datasets. While these datasets can be shared, generally in the form of social or Internet graphs, doing so often risks exposing sensitive user data to the public. Unfortunately, current techniques to improve privacy on graphs only target specific(More)
Mobile networking researchers have long searched for large-scale, fine-grained traces of human movement, which have remained elusive for both privacy and logistical reasons. Recently, researchers have begun to focus on geosocial mobility traces, <i>e.g.</i> Foursquare checkin traces, because of their availability and scale. But are we conceding correctness(More)
Analysis of large graphs is critical to the ongoing growth of search engines and social networks. One class of queries centers around node affinity, often quantified by random-walk distances between node pairs, including hitting time, commute time, and personalized PageRank (PPR). Despite the potential of these " metrics, " they are rarely, if ever, used in(More)