Erjona Topalli

Erjona  Topalli
MIT EECS Hewlett Foundation Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Daniel Weitzner
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Years: 2016-2017

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.