Keeping up appearances

Kirstie Hawkey, Kori M. Inkpen
2006 Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems - CHI '06  
We conducted a survey of 155 participants to examine privacy concerns relating to the viewing of incidental information (i.e. traces of previous activity unrelated to the task at hand) in web browsers. We have identified several dimensions of privacy for this domain. Results revealed the scope of this problem and how location and device affect web browsing activity and contribute to the types of incidental information that may be visible. We found that there are different privacy comfort levels
more » ... inherent to the participant and dependent on the context of subsequent viewing of incidental information, including the sensitivity of the content, their relationship to the viewer and the level of control retained over input devices.
doi:10.1145/1124772.1124893 dblp:conf/chi/HawkeyI06 fatcat:3xzdvubkz5fmrofztbwnk655uu