MIS Speaker's Series - Jason Hong

Event Date

Friday, November 2, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm


Speaker: Jason Hong, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Presentation Title: Fostering an Ecosystem for Smartphone Privacy

Abstract: Your smartphone apps are collecting a lot more data about you than you might realize. In our research, we've found flashlight apps that want Internet access and card games that want your location data. I'll talk about what these apps are collecting, why they are collecting this data, and some of our research in building better tools that can help shift the burden of privacy from end-users to other parts of the ecosystem.

Bio: Jason Hong is a Professor in the Human Computer Interaction Institute, part of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. His research is in the areas of usability, mobility, privacy, and security. He was also a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies, which was acquired by Proofpoint in March 2018 for $225m.