You are your Metadata: Identification and Obfuscation of Social Media Users using Metadata Information

@inproceedings{Perez2018YouAY,
  title={You are your Metadata: Identification and Obfuscation of Social Media Users using Metadata Information},
  author={Beatrice Perez and Mirco Musolesi and Gianluca Stringhini},
  booktitle={ICWSM},
  year={2018}
}
Metadata are associated with most of the information we produce in our daily interactions and communication in the digital world. Yet, surprisingly, metadata are often still categorized as non-sensitive. Indeed, in the past, researchers and practitioners have mainly focused on the problem of the identification of a user from the content of a message. In this paper, we use Twitter as a case study to quantify the uniqueness of the association between metadata and user identity and to understand… CONTINUE READING
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