EPSRC-Royal Society fellowship engagement (2012): Understanding, Measuring and Improving Online Privacy

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Computer Laboratory

Abstract

Please refer to attached Royal Society application

Planned Impact

Please refer to attached Royal Society application

Publications

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Description We have developed a methodology and tools to measure Internet filtering. Experiments were performed in applying these to real-world scenarios. Follow-on work is applying the same techniques to explore phenomena identified in more detail.
Exploitation Route The methodology is widely applicable to studying differential treatment of network traffic. This work applied it to the study of Internet censorship but it could also be applied to network neutrality research.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Government, Democracy and Justice

URL https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/techreports/UCAM-CL-TR-897.html
 
Description Intermediate results from work showing differential treatment of anonymous users has been featured in the press.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software)
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description Cloudflare
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact As a result of my study, CloudFlare, one of the big Tor blockers, deployed abuse prevention methods that do not block non-abusive Tor users.
URL https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18361
 
Description Written Evidence: The UK Parliament Communications Committee's "The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate?" inquiry, Sep'18.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/communications-comm...
 
Title Methodologies to measure censorship 
Description I developed 3 methodologies to measure Internet censorship 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact See my thesis. 
URL http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/techreports/UCAM-CL-TR-897.html
 
Description ICSI (UC Berkeley) 
Organisation University of California, Berkeley
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Measurement methodologies
Collaborator Contribution Measurement methodologies
Impact 3 publications
Start Year 2013
 
Description LUMS 
Organisation Lahore University of Management Sciences
Department Department of Economics
Country Pakistan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research
Collaborator Contribution Research
Impact https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3213232.3213234
Start Year 2018
 
Description MIT 
Organisation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department The Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research contribution
Collaborator Contribution Research contribution
Impact https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3213232.3213234
Start Year 2018
 
Description Princeton 
Organisation Princeton University
Department Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research
Collaborator Contribution Research
Impact https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3213232.3213234
Start Year 2018
 
Description QMUL 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Measurement methodologies
Collaborator Contribution Measurement methodologies
Impact 1 paper
Start Year 2016
 
Description Stanford 
Organisation Stanford University
Department Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research contribution
Collaborator Contribution Research contribution
Impact https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3213232.3213234
Start Year 2018
 
Description UCL 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Measurement methodologies
Collaborator Contribution Measurement methodologies
Impact 4 publications
Start Year 2014
 
Description University of Waterloo 
Organisation University of Waterloo
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Survey
Collaborator Contribution Survey
Impact 1 conference paper
Start Year 2015
 
Description CRASHH talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcaUE_49Ay0&feature=youtu.be&a=
 
Description Cambridge TV interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Darwin College, University of Cambridge talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Guardian talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IMC Vancouver talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description IRTF Workshop on Global Access to the Internet for All (GAIA) talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Imperial College London talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Kings College London talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NDSS San Diego talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description QMUL talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UCL talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017