DAUIN - GR-16 - SOFTWARE ENGINEERING GROUP - SOFTENG
Tesi al Politecnico
Empirical comparison of anti-tracking browser extensions
Parole chiave EXPERIMENTAL ACTIVITY, PRIVACY, TRACKING, WEB TECHNOLOGIES
Riferimenti ANTONIO VETRO'
Gruppi di ricerca DAUIN - GR-16 - SOFTWARE ENGINEERING GROUP - SOFTENG, DAUIN - GR-22 - Nexa Center for Internet & Society - NEXA
Tipo tesi DATA ANALYSIS, RESEARCH, SVILUPPO SOFTWARE
Descrizione User tracking has become massive on the web and several anti-tracking browser extensions have been developed to help people protecting their privacy while surfing the web (e.g., DuckDuckGo, uBlock Origin, Ghostery, etc.). The main goal of the thesis work is to empirically evaluate and compare their effectiveness on different browsers, different categories of websites and different (simulated) locations. Further experimentations with anti-tracking tools for mobile apps might also be included.
Conoscenze richieste The thesis requires very good knowledge of web applications and good capabilities of data analysis. Grade point average equal to or higher than 26 can play a relevant role in the selection.
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- list of exams taken in you master degree, with grades and the grade point average
- a résumé or equivalent (e.g., linkedin profile), if you already have one
- by when you aim to graduate and an estimate of the time you can devote to the thesis in a typical week
Scadenza validita proposta 30/11/2023 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA