On the Privacy of Web Search Based on Query Obfuscation: A Case Study of TrackMeNot

  title={On the Privacy of Web Search Based on Query Obfuscation: A Case Study of TrackMeNot},
  author={Sai Teja Peddinti and Nitesh Saxena},
  booktitle={Privacy Enhancing Technologies},
Web Search is one of the most rapidly growing applications on the internet today. However, the current practice followed by most search engines – of logging and analyzing users’ queries – raises serious privacy concerns. One viable solution to search privacy is query obfuscation, whereby a client-side software attempts to mask real user queries via injection of certain noisy queries. In contrast to other privacy-preserving search mechanisms, query obfuscation does not require server-side… CONTINUE READING
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