Researchers are paving the way to user-controlled app data privacy
By Katherine Teitler
March 22, 2016
Major technology providers are not the only ones thinking about how to best protect user data. Users, too, are becoming increasingly concerned, and when those users are PhDs and professors at some of the world’s top universities, innovation is spawned.
Last week, MIT News posted an announcement about Sieve, a secure, cryptographic system that allows users to control the type of data access the applications with which they interact receive. Frank Wang, a PhD candidate in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, first had machinations of such a system while using his Fitbit over a year ago.