Because we care: Privacy Dashboard on Firefox OS [article]

Marta Piekarska, Yun Zhou, Dominik Strohmeier, Alexander Raake
2015 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper we present the Privacy Dashboard -- a tool designed to inform and empower the people using mobile devices, by introducing features such as Remote Privacy Protection, Backup, Adjustable Location Accuracy, Permission Control and Secondary-User Mode. We have implemented our solution on FirefoxOS and conducted user studies to verify the usefulness and usability of our tool. The paper starts with a discussion of different aspects of mobile privacy, how users perceive it and how much
more » ... y are willing to give up for better usability. Then we describe the tool in detail, presenting what incentives drove us to certain design decisions. During our studies we tried to understand how users interact with the system and what are their priorities. We have verified our hypothesis, and the impact of the educational aspects on the decisions about the privacy settings. We show that by taking a user-centric development of privacy extensions we can reduce the gap between protection and usability.
arXiv:1506.04105v1 fatcat:qmgycvsfmfctnatx6nk6pvxnmy