Twitter in disaster mode: security architecture

  title={Twitter in disaster mode: security architecture},
  author={Theus Hossmann and Paolo Carta and Dominik Schatzmann and Franck Legendre and Per Gunningberg and Christian Rohner},
  booktitle={SWID '11},
Recent natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, etc.) have show that people heavily use platforms like Twitter to communicate and organize in emergencies. However, the fixed infrastructure supporting such communications may be temporarily wiped out. In such situations, the phones' capabilities of infrastructure-less communication can fill in: By propagating data opportunistically (from phone to phone), tweets can still be spread, yet at the cost of delays. In this paper, we present Twimight and… CONTINUE READING
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