Message in a Sealed Bottle: Privacy Preserving Friending in Mobile Social Networks

@article{Zhang2015MessageIA,
  title={Message in a Sealed Bottle: Privacy Preserving Friending in Mobile Social Networks},
  author={Lan Zhang and Xiang-Yang Li and Kebin Liu and Taeho Jung and Yunhao Liu},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing},
  year={2015},
  volume={14},
  pages={1888-1902}
}
Many proximity-based mobile social networks are developed to facilitate connections between any two people, or to help a user to find people with a matched profile within a certain distance. A challenging task in these applications is to protect the privacy of the participants' profiles and communications. In this paper, we design novel mechanisms, when given a preference-profile submitted by a user, that search persons with matching-profile in decentralized mobile social networks. Meanwhile… CONTINUE READING
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