Kids and Privacy Online at CSCW 2018

Below we share findings and recommendations from our paper on elementary school-aged children and privacy online that will be presented at the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). What did we do? Children under age 12 increasingly go online, but few studies examine how children perceive and address privacy

NSF Large Award on Pervasive Ethics

At the beginning of this month, a team of researchers including myself and Katie Shilton from UMD were awarded a NSF Large grant to look at ethical issues surrounding the increasing amount of data being generated digitally, as well as the increasing number of tools for collecting and analyzing that data. The full team is:

IMLS Funding for Developing Resources for low-SES Library Patrons

Mega Subramaniam and I have been awarded an IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) National Leadership Grant to evaluate the challenges faced by librarians and their economically disadvantaged patrons when it comes to protecting sensitive information disclosed on public computers. The three-year project involves partnerships with four libraries in the state of Maryland and

NSF Funding for International Research on Mobile Privacy

I was recently awarded a unique NSF EAGER grant in collaboration with the Netherland’s grant funding agency. The call from the NSF wanted social science research by collaborators in the U.S. and Netherlands. Our project explores how mobile users develop mental models around privacy and information sharing when using apps ranging from messaging services to