No surprises: measuring intrusiveness of smartphone applications by detecting objective context deviations

@inproceedings{Zhang2013NoSM,
  title={No surprises: measuring intrusiveness of smartphone applications by detecting objective context deviations},
  author={Frances Zhang and Fuming Shih and Daniel J. Weitzner},
  booktitle={WPES},
  year={2013}
}
We address the challenge of improving transparency for smartphone applications by creating tools that assesses privacy risk. Specifically, we invented a framework for qualitatively assessing and quantitatively measuring the intrusiveness of smartphone applications based on their data access behaviors. Our framework has two essential components. The first component is the Privacy Fingerprint, a novel visualization that is concise yet holistic. It captures each app's unique access patterns to… CONTINUE READING