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The TV is Smart and Full of Trackers: Measuring Smart TV Advertising and Tracking

Janus Varmarken, Hieu Le, Anastasia Shuba, Athina Markopoulou, Zubair Shafiq
2020 Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies  
AbstractIn this paper, we present a large-scale measurement study of the smart TV advertising and tracking ecosystem.  ...  We find that smart TVs connect to well-known and platform-specific advertising and tracking services (ATSes).  ...  Hammad Mazhar and the team at Minim for their help with collecting and analyzing smart TV traffic in the wild.  ... 
doi:10.2478/popets-2020-0021 fatcat:yfd2btavpndypgbfcq52kwt2zm

The TV is Smart and Full of Trackers: Towards Understanding the Smart TV Advertising and Tracking Ecosystem [article]

Janus Varmarken and Hieu Le and Anastasia Shuba and Zubair Shafiq and Athina Markopoulou
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Third, we evaluate the (in)effectiveness of state-of-the-art DNS-based blocklists in filtering advertising and tracking traffic for smart TVs.  ...  Motivated by the growing popularity of smart TVs, we present a large-scale measurement study of smart TVs by collecting and analyzing their network traffic from two different vantage points.  ...  Hammad Mazhar and the team at Minim for their help with collecting and analyzing smart TV traffic in the wild.  ... 
arXiv:1911.03447v1 fatcat:xa3vog4i6jblrmpqjzhpazdcca

Using Passive Measurements to Demystify Online Trackers

Hassan Metwalley, Stefano Traverso, Marco Mellia
2016 Computer  
Linked to advertisement, social sharing, and analytic services in general, hundreds of companies de facto track and build profiles of people.  ...  The pervasiveness of trackers across the web is high, with websites that host hundreds of them, attracted by the chance to monetize visits.  ...  countries, and measure the per-country pervasiveness of third-party trackers.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2016.74 fatcat:xbcet27sfnasllmvtk7sl5miga

IoT Inspector: Crowdsourcing Labeled Network Traffic from Smart Home Devices at Scale [article]

Danny Yuxing Huang, Noah Apthorpe, Gunes Acar, Frank Li, Nick Feamster
2019 arXiv   pre-print
First, we find that many device vendors use outdated TLS versions and advertise weak ciphers. Second, we discover about 350 distinct third-party advertiser and tracking domains on smart TVs.  ...  The proliferation of smart home devices has created new opportunities for empirical research in ubiquitous computing, ranging from security and privacy to personal health.  ...  There are also advertising and tracking domains specific to smart TVs.  ... 
arXiv:1909.09848v1 fatcat:sur7g2ypizhvhcvovfyyd3fz3u

Watch Over Your TV: A Security and Privacy Analysis of the Android TV Ecosystem

Marcos Tileria, Jorge Blasco
2022 Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies  
The rapid adoption of Smart TVs has resulted in them becoming another app-based ecosystem.  ...  In this context, Android TV is one of the major players as it is widely available across multiple TV manufacturers and has a high integration with other Google products.  ...  Acknowledgements This research has been partially sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP-SRC) and the UK government as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in  ... 
doi:10.56553/popets-2022-0092 fatcat:mkelwgrqdbhoreunfpjm6maaeq

A UTILIZAÇÃO DO EYE-TRACKER COMO FERRAMENTA AUXILIAR PARA AUMENTO DA EFICÁCIA NA VISUALIZAÇÃO DAS MÍDIAS EXTERNAS TRADICIONAIS (OOH)

Gabriel Levrini
2020 Marketing & Tourism Review  
Os resultados do eye tracker mobile apontam para a necessidade dos criadores de OOH de estarem atentos ao posicionamento, e principalmente do layout das mensagens.  ...  Concepts and eye-tracker measurements The eye-tracking concept is referred to a group of technologies that Design of the project The study was divided into three experiments (according to the different  ...  Other definitions were necessary such as the time of measurement of the eye tracker, which was manually measured from the moment that the participant had full reading of the OOH until the moment that this  ... 
doi:10.29149/mtr.v5i1.5765 fatcat:bnbvewprargzzf6nfg3sdhfdxa

Current State and Prospects for Development of Internet Advertising in Kazakhstan

Maira, Nazym, Galim
2017 EUROPEAN RESEARCH STUDIES JOURNAL  
The world experience in the development of Internet advertising is summarized and systematized, the possibilities of its application and adaptation to the conditions of Kazakhstan are considered.  ...  New formats and kinds of advertising tools give opportunities to expend budgets of companies more effectively, improving the quality of advertising as a whole, therefore to promote their goods and services  ...  The authors hope, that the implementation of the proposed recommendations will enrich the Kazakhstan's science and raise advertising to a new level, will be actively used in marketers' work, will help  ... 
doi:10.35808/ersj/648 fatcat:ob5virzfsfglppageu64vddupy

Assessing 'Digital Risk' in Psychiatric Patients: A Mixed Methods Study of Psychiatry Trainees' Experiences, Views, and Understanding (Preprint)

Golnar Aref-Adib, Gabriella Landy, Michelle Eskinazi, Andrew Sommerlad, Nicola Morant, Sonia Johnson, Richard Graham, David Osborn, Alexandra Pitman
2020 JMIR Mental Health  
Barriers reported included the novelty and complexity of the internet, a lack of confidence and guidance in addressing internet use directly, and ongoing tension between assessment and privacy.  ...  Although it is common for psychiatrists to encounter patients subject to digital risk, trainee psychiatrists lack competence and confidence in their assessment.  ...  Ofcom Media Tracker The media tracker survey is run throughout the course of the year to counter potential seasonality issues, and is reported on an annual basis.  ... 
doi:10.2196/19008 pmid:32726288 pmcid:PMC7424482 fatcat:cxgfzlng5raxtliserejic3jwe

The Internet of Things in Health Care in Oxford: Protocol for Proof-of-Concept Projects

Edward Meinert, Michelle Van Velthoven, David Brindley, Abrar Alturkistani, Kimberley Foley, Sian Rees, Glenn Wells, Nick de Pennington
2018 JMIR Research Protocols  
The objective of this paper is to provide (1) an overview of the current state of Internet of Things (IoT) and key implementation considerations, (2) key use cases demonstrating technology capabilities  ...  This study is funded by Research England's Connecting Capability Fund. The study started in March 2018, and results are expected by the end of 2019.  ...  TV advertising revenue is a function of: • reach (audience as measured by BARB and referenced throughout this report); • volume (the length and number advertisements); and • price (the value of each advertisement  ... 
doi:10.2196/12077 pmid:30514695 pmcid:PMC6299230 fatcat:nlhixxr5nvfb3h2k4owv3xtdje

Let the Cat Out of the Bag: Popular Android IoT Apps under Security Scrutiny

Efstratios Chatzoglou, Georgios Kambourakis, Christos Smiliotopoulos
2022 Sensors  
The impact that IoT technologies have on our everyday life is indisputable. Wearables, smart appliances, lighting, security controls, and others make our life simpler and more comfortable.  ...  The short answer to the posed question is that the majority of such apps still remain susceptible to a range of security and privacy issues, which in turn, and at least to a significant degree, reflects  ...  An "ads" tracker is specialized in serving personalized advertisements to the users.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22020513 pmid:35062473 pmcid:PMC8779354 fatcat:6va2zmnlvrevding7izu4rie4m

Special issue on multimedia in technology enhanced learning

Zhihan Lv, Zhihan Lv
2016 Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems  
The advent of new technologies such as Multimedia and the Internet of Things has brought opportunities for Technology Enhanced Learning.  ...  Then it can be seen that further efficient management and deeper analysis of Technology Enhanced Learning are the key tasks in developing smart schools or individual learning applications at home based  ...  One of its key issues is the design of the proposal distribution which can greatly affect the performance of particle trackers.  ... 
doi:10.3233/jifs-169086 fatcat:ssq3bs5rdjcsrjh522qda4jijq

Text-message Reminders in Colorectal Cancer Screening (TRICCS): a randomised controlled trial

Yasemin Hirst, Hanna Skrobanski, Robert S Kerrison, Lindsay C Kobayashi, Nicholas Counsell, Natasha Djedovic, Josephine Ruwende, Mark Stewart, Christian von Wagner
2017 British Journal of Cancer  
It presents selected findings from some of our regular consumer tracking surveys, information collected directly from industry, analysis of data from the audience measurement systems for TV, radio and  ...  BARB's establishment survey measured TV take up at 95.4% of UK homes in Q4 2015 and this is set out in the TV section of this report. 2 Average week in 2015 3 A household that solely uses mobile phones  ...  The following is a brief outline of the tracking surveys used, any methodological changes and an explanation of the significance testing.  ... 
doi:10.1038/bjc.2017.117 pmid:28441381 pmcid:PMC5520096 fatcat:cs3upxnm5vf5rfz64pjf5qo4mi

Privacy and the Internet of Things [chapter]

Heather Richter Lipford, Madiha Tabassum, Paritosh Bahirat, Yaxing Yao, Bart P. Knijnenburg
2021 Modern Socio-Technical Perspectives on Privacy  
This chapter addresses the privacy challenges of IoT technologies from a user-centered perspective and demonstrates these prevalent issues in the domains of wearables (e.g., fitness trackers), household  ...  AbstractUsing networks of Internet-connected sensors, the Internet of Things (IoT) makes technologies "smart" by enabling automation, personalization, and remote control.  ...  For example, a smart home user may know that they can turn on their TV using their Google Home device, but they will have little knowledge of what information is exchanged between the TV and Google to  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-82786-1_11 fatcat:gytormgcf5fmrajgvwjii56dqe

Blocking Without Breaking: Identification and Mitigation of Non-Essential IoT Traffic

Anna Maria Mandalari, Daniel J. Dubois, Roman Kolcun, Muhammad Talha Paracha, Hamed Haddadi, David Choffnes
2021 Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies  
Despite the prevalence of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, there is little information about the purpose and risks of the Internet traffic these devices generate, and consumers have limited options for  ...  A key open question is whether one can mitigate these risks by automatically blocking some of the Internet connections from IoT devices, without rendering the devices inoperable.  ...  The research in this paper was partially supported by the EPSRC (Databox EP/N028260/1, DADA EP/R03351X/1, HDI EP/R045178/1, and Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)), the NSF (BehavIoT CNS-1909020, ProperData  ... 
doi:10.2478/popets-2021-0075 fatcat:wmoetdyavja5pi7s7g7qov7kca

Can Standards and Regulations Keep Up With Health Technology?

Christopher James Vincent, Gerrit Niezen, Aisling Ann O'Kane, Katarzyna Stawarz
2015 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
Key market trends • Total UK revenues from telecoms, TV, radio, and post fell for the fourth successive year in 2012.  ...  These services generated £59.5bn in revenues during the year, a £0.1bn (0.2%) fall compared to 2011 as a £0.7bn fall in telecoms revenues was offset by increasing TV, radio and post revenues. • Meanwhile  ...  The tracker began in July 2012 and as this is the first full year of data, there are no historical data for comparison.  ... 
doi:10.2196/mhealth.3918 pmid:26041730 pmcid:PMC4526895 fatcat:pxgqqufmmzeybodftj2syrfiay
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