February 4, 2023

Is This An Ad? Help Us Identify Misleading Content On YouTube

by Michael Swart, Arunesh Mathur, and Marshini Chetty Ever watched a video on YouTube and wondered if the YouTuber was paid for endorsing a product? You are not alone. In fact, Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut recently called for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to look into deceptive practices where YouTubers do not disclose that they […]

Demystifying The Dark Web: Peeling Back the Layers of Tor’s Onion Services

by Philipp Winter, Annie Edmundson, Laura Roberts, Agnieskza Dutkowska-Żuk, Marshini Chetty, and Nick Feamster Want to find US military drone data leaks online? Frolick in a fraudster’s paradise for people’s personal information? Or crawl through the criminal underbelly of the Internet? These are the images that come to most when they think of the dark […]

When The Choice Is To Delete Facebook Or Buy A Loaf Of Bread

By Julieanne Romanosky and Marshini Chetty In the last week, there has been a growing debate around Facebook and privacy. On Twitter, the newly formed #deletefacebook movement calls for users who are upset over the data breach of over 50 million Facebook accounts by Cambridge Analytica to rid themselves of the platform altogether. But like […]

Avoid an Equifax-like breach? Help us understand how system administrators patch machines

The recent Equifax breach that leaked around 140 million Americans’ personal information was boiled down to a system patch that was never applied, even after the company was alerted to the vulnerability in March 2017. Our work studying how users manage software updates on desktops and mobile tells a story that keeping machines patched is […]