Safeguarding Location Privacy in Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks

  title={Safeguarding Location Privacy in Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks},
  author={Tanzima Hashem and Lars Kulik},
We present a novel algorithm that safeguards the location privacy of users accessing location-based services via mobile devices. Our technique exploits the capability of mobile devices to form wireless ad-hoc networks in order to hide a user’s identity and position. Local ad-hoc networks enable us to separate an agent’s request for location information, the query initiator, from the agent that actually requests this service on its behalf, the query requestor. Since a query initiator can select… CONTINUE READING
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