Comparing privacy control methods for smartphone platforms

Mohammed Alhamed, Khalid Amiri, Mansoor Omari, Wei Le
2013 2013 1st International Workshop on the Engineering of Mobile-Enabled Systems (MOBS)  
Nowadays, many important applications are performed through mobile phones. It is essential to ensure that users' private information is not leaked through those applications. In this paper, we perform a comparison on privacy control methods implemented on the Android and iOS platforms based on the Bellotti and Sellen's framework. The comparison helps understand the discrepancies existent between the users' expectations for privacy and the privacy control methods currently implemented in Android
more » ... and iOS. To better address users' privacy concerns, we propose a programming model for platform designers to improve privacy. Our initial study on 60 privacy bugs show that using the proposed programming models, 14 Android and 5 iOS privacy bugs can be eliminated.
doi:10.1109/mobs.2013.6614221 fatcat:ymox5kohgfekrpaon5pbahicey