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A Methodological Assessment of Location Privacy Risks in Wireless Hotspot Networks
Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science

Advances in mobile computing enable users to compute and communicate almost regardless of their current location. However, as a side effect this technology considerably increased surveillance potential for user movements. The recent attention to location privacy issues is starting to influence the design of new technologies. However, current research addresses location privacy rather patchwork-like than comprehensively. This paper presents a methodology for identifying, assessing, and comparing location privacy risks in mobile computing technologies. In a case study, the methodology is applied to IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN networks and location-based services, where it points out significant location privacy concerns as well as novel anonymity-based research opportunities.

BACTAC, the Beverage And Chips Tuesday Afternoon Colloquium, is a weekly forum run by graduate students. The goal is provide an informal setting in which anyone can (basically) present anything. In the past, we have had practice talks for conferences and job interviews, research reports, juggle lessons (!), student representative reports, internship discussions, an introduction to ergonomics, and "pay attention to this when you are going to look for job" discussions.

BACTAC is meant to be an informal and social event to promote the interaction among graduate students. BACTAC is typically held every Tuesday, at 3:30pm, in room ECOT 831. Free munchies and drinks are provided.

Please email Caleb Phillips for more information or if you want to be a speaker.

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