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<p align="center" style="text-align:center"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-variant:small-caps">Joint CISE/RISCS Seminar and Computer Science Colloquium<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p align="center" style="text-align:center"><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Shining Light on Leakage of Private Information Via the Web<o:p></o:p></span></strong></p>
<p align="center" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Friday April 27, 2012 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm<br>
Location: 8 St. Mary's Street, PHO-203</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p align="center" style="text-align:center"><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Shining Light on Leakage of Private Information Via the Web</span></strong><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Craig Wills<br>
<strong><span style="font-weight:normal">Worcester Polytechnic Institute &nbsp; </span>
</strong><br>
<strong><span style="font-weight:normal">http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~cew/</span></strong><b><o:p></o:p></b></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Abstract:</span></strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt"> This talk seeks to shine light on the leakage of private information via the Web.&nbsp; We first examine longitudinal results showing that the size
 of users&#8217; privacy footprints continues to grow as third-party trackers are increasingly used.&nbsp; We then examine the leakage of private information about users to these third parties via social networking and non-social networking sites.&nbsp; We conclude with a
 summary of what can be done to prevent leakage and our own ongoing work.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin-right:-2.25pt;text-align:justify"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Speaker Bio:
</span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Craig Wills is Professor of Computer Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.&nbsp; He does research on Internet application performance and measurement.&nbsp; Recent work has examined issues related to Internet privacy with
 visibility in venues such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and NPR Science Friday.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin-right:69.75pt;text-align:justify"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Host:
</span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Azer Bestavros<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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