Privacy manipulation and acclimation in a location sharing application

Shomir Wilson, Justin Cranshaw, Norman Sadeh, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Jay Springfield, Sae Young Jeong, Arun Balasubramanian

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Abstract

Location sharing is a popular feature of online social networks, but challenges remain in the effective presentation of privacy choices to users, whose location sharing preferences are complex and diverse. One proposed approach for capturing these nuances builds on the observation that key attributes of users' location sharing preferences can be represented by a small number of privacy profiles, which can provide a basis for configuring individual preferences. However, the impact of this approach on how users view their privacy is relatively unknown. We present a study evaluating the impact of this approach on users' location sharing preferences and their satisfaction with the decisions made by their resulting settings. The results suggest that this approach can influence users to share significantly more without a substantial difference in comfort. This further suggests that the provision of profiles for privacy settings must be carefully considered, as they can substantially alter sharing behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
Pages549-558
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2013
Event2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2013 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Sep 8 2013Sep 12 2013

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Conference

Conference2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2013
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period9/8/139/12/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

Cite this

Wilson, S., Cranshaw, J., Sadeh, N., Acquisti, A., Cranor, L. F., Springfield, J., Jeong, S. Y., & Balasubramanian, A. (2013). Privacy manipulation and acclimation in a location sharing application. In UbiComp 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (pp. 549-558). (UbiComp 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing). https://doi.org/10.1145/2493432.2493436