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Thousands of mobile apps for children might be violating their privacy

24 April 2018 - 9:48am -- op-net-admin

Thousands of the most popular apps and games available, mostly free of charge, in the Google Play Store, make potentially illegal tracking of children's use habits, according to a large-scale international study co-authored by Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, a researcher at the IMDEA Networks Institute in Madrid and ICSI, the International Computer Science Institute at the University of California, Berkeley (USA).

 

A research study analyzes the influence of algorithms on online publicity and advertising

19 April 2018 - 10:22am -- imdea-admin

When we look for information on the internet, buy online or use social networks we often see ads relating to our likes or profile. To what extent are these ads chosen by the web’s algorithms? A group of researchers are trying to answer this question under the name of «MyBubble», a science project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and IMDEA Networks Institute.

Trade-offs in Optimizing the Cache Deployments of CDNs

13 January 2014 - 10:29am -- diego_lucero

Sergey Gorinsky, a research associate professor at Institute IMDEA Networks, and Syed Hasan, a PhD Student at Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), published article "Trade-offs in Optimizing the Cache Deployments of CDNs" at IEEE INFOCOM 2014 (33rd Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications), a top conference in computer networking research. The work is co-authored by Prof. Constantine Dovrolis, from the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech (USA), and Prof. Ramesh Sitaraman, who is affiliated with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Akamai Technologies (USA). INFOCOM 2014 will meet in Toronto, Canada from April 27th to May 2nd, 2014.

TorrentGuard: The most effective tool against BitTorrent malware

11 September 2012 - 12:00am -- imdea

BitTorrent is not immune from malware. Sites like The Pirate Bay, due the huge volume of contents distributed from them, obviously contain a lot of scams, fakes and malware among their files. According to researchers, at least one third of TPB houses this kind of contents in the form of fake torrents. This is the reason that led to the creation of TorrentGuard, a tool that will enable users themselves to identify this kind of files, that TPB is working to optimize and implement.

Torrent Guard: fake file detection and malware prevention in BitTorrent

10 September 2012 - 12:00am -- imdea

P2P networks do not escape being a vehicle for the transmission of malicious files. A new software tool developed in Spain, Torrent Guard, will serve us as our ally to prevent and easily detect this type of files that disguise themselves under the appearance of legitimate contents in the BitTorrent network.

Transit for-Peering "TP4" Interconnection for Cost Reduction in Internet traffic

4 April 2012 - 12:00am -- imdea

A new research study carried out by Institute IMDEA Networks proposes a new type of interconnection between Internet Service Providers (ISPs) named “T4P” (Transit for-Peering). TP4 allows two diverse ISPs to peer without exchanging monetary payments. This hybrid interconnection is intended to strengthen Internet connectivity by liberating peering from economic constraints and actually reducing the total transit bill of the ISPs involved.

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Unrevealing the dark side of BitTorrent

13 October 2011 - 12:00am -- imdea

With tens of millions of users, download events every day, 60% of Europe’s upstream traffic and 20% of its downstream traffic, BitTorrent is the world’s most popular P2P file-sharing application and represents a significant portion of current Internet traffic. . This level of popularity, however, not only attracts regular file-sharing users but others with malicious intentions.

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