Erjona  Topalli

Erjona Topalli

Scholar Title

MIT EECS Hewlett Foundation Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Visualizing Trackers for a User-Conscious Web




Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Research Areas
  • HCI
  • Mobile Systems
  • Sensors

Daniel Weitzner


Unconscious Privacy
Online tracking of users is a major privacy concern in our world today. Current approaches consist of blocking all third-party tracking including ads which harms the economy of the Web. Other approaches consist of more fine-grained tools that give the user information about the trackers and the control of allowing them or not. In this paper we propose a novel alternative. While the latter solution gives the user some agency it does not give the user full information on the data that is actually being aggregated. We hope to build a system that tracks the trackers but gives the user a simple and understandable visualization of the data tracked by different users.


I am very interested in privacy and whole realm of security. I want to research and bring more attention to ways in which users are endangered.

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