On February 27th, Indiana University’s Security & Privacy in Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SPICE) center hosted Ph.D. Candidate Camille Cobb as a SPICE Colloquium speaker. Delivering her talk entitled Peer-to-Peer Privacy in Social and Communications Applications, Cobb presented on social media and the ways in which users understand their privacy options as well as how that understanding can be violated by software that is behaving as designed. Cobb’s research work blends Security and Privacy with Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) studies and attempts to both inform designers on how their products can be made with more transparent privacy options, as well as educate users in how their usage can reveal more about themselves to others than they intend. Online status indicators (OSI) in dating applications are one example that Cobb addresses in her presentation.
Cobb works with Tadayoshi Kohno in the Security & Privacy Research Lab at the University of Washington. Her lab is a partner with SPICE in our Living in the Internet of Things (IoT) NSF grant which supports SPICE’s IoT House research lab and associated research and workshops.
The SPICE Speaker Colloquium series is in its inaugural year and seeks to bring speakers from a variety of backgrounds and research interests in the area of security informatics and cybersecurity.