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CARDS receives the best poster presentation award at IEEE/CIC 2015

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CARDS, Collaborative Audit and Report Data Sharing for A-posteriori Access Control in DOSNs, won the best poster presentation award at IEEE/CIC 2015 in Hangzhou, China. The paper approaches the traditional problem of access control in decentralized social networks from a new perspective: adopting the a-posteriori control paradigm instead of applying apriori enforcement mechanisms. As discussed […]

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Call for PhD candidates

The lab is looking for highly-motivated PhD students, especially students interested in privacy and security for Big Data and social networks. If interested, send an email with your resume to Prof. Elena Ferrari.

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Elena Ferrari received the prestigious IBM faculty award 2014

The head of the lab, Prof. Elena Ferrari, has recently received a prestigious IBM 2014 faculty award for a project on privacy-preserving Big Data analytics. This research is done in collaboration with Pietro Colombo. The IBM Faculty Award is an annual, worldwide competitive program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities, and those […]

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New book release: Security and Trust in Online Social Networks

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Security and Trust in Online Social Networks Synthesis Lectures on Information Security, Privacy, and Trust December 2013, 120 pages Authors: Barbara Carminati Elena Ferrari Marco Viviani Abstract The enormous success and diffusion that online social networks (OSNs) are encountering nowadays is vastly apparent. Users’ social interactions now occur using online social media as communication channels; […]

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Twitter TAF dataset: Detecting topically anomalous friendships.

As the popularity and usage of social media exploded over the years, mining social media data for different purposes became an important endeavor. In this paper, we analyze data interest patterns of social network users in time to understand individual and collective user behavior on social networks. By using two snapshots from the Twitter network, […]

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Twitter DIFF dataset. Friends of users in 2009 and 2013

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  2009 2013 Friendships 26 397 373 78 219 353 Unique friends 4 246 174 15 587 662   We are sharing a dataset of two Twitter snapshots for a set of 160 489 users. The dataset contains two data files; graph2009.txt and graph2013.txt. Graph2009 data is extracted from a dataset by Kwak et al. […]

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STRICT Social Lab is a full member of iSocial

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With a research consortium of seven full partners and five associates from academia and the industry, the project iSocial was lunched in late 2012 under the umbrella of the Marie Curie ITN framework. The project concerns the feasibility study and the development of a decentralized online social network with the objective of bringing back privacy […]

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