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A comparative study of android users’ privacy preferences under the runtime permission model

Andriotis, P; Li, S; Spyridopoulos, T; Stringhini, G; (2017) A comparative study of android users’ privacy preferences under the runtime permission model. In: Tryfonas, T, (ed.) Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust. HAS 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. (pp. pp. 604-622). Springer: Cham. Green open access

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Abstract

Android users recently were given the ability to selectively grant access to sensitive resources of their mobile devices when apps request them at runtime. The Android fine-grained runtime permission model has been gracefully accepted by the majority of users, who also seem to be consistent regarding their privacy and security preferences. In this paper we analyse permission data collected by Android devices that were utilising the runtime permission model. The reconstructed data represent apps’ settings snapshots. We compare behavioural insights extracted from the acquired data with users’ privacy preferences reported in our previous work. In addition, compared with the responses received from another group of mobile device users, users’ privacy settings seem to be affected by the functionality of apps. Furthermore, we advise visual schemata that describe users’ privacy settings and point out a usability issue regarding the installation process of Android apps under the runtime permission model.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: A comparative study of android users’ privacy preferences under the runtime permission model
Event: Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust. HAS 2017
ISBN-13: 9783319584591
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58460-7_42
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58460-7_42
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1570896
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