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Analyzing Privacy of Android Apps

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posted on 20.06.2014, 00:00 by Gabriele Petronella
In this thesis we present the design and the implementation of a tool to analyze privacy policies of Android applications, with the purpose of increasing the user’s awareness about privacy-related concerns. The goal of this work is to produces a tool, targeted to users who wish to evaluate the compliance of arbitrary Android applications to their own privacy poli- cies. The tool implements a semantic analyzer of privacy policies, able to extract relevant sentences from them and put them in relationship with the corresponding privacy-related permissions requested by applications. This work was inspired by the manual review of privacy policies of Android applications, and noticing how a common informal structure was evident across multiple documents.

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Advisor

Zuck, Lenore D.

Department

Computer Science

Degree Grantor

University of Illinois at Chicago

Degree Level

Masters

Committee Member

Sloan, Robert Zanero, Stefano

Submitted date

2014-05

Language

en

Issue date

20/06/2014

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