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Peeking Through The Cloud: DNS-based estimation and its applications
 

Summary: Peeking Through The Cloud:
DNS-based estimation and its applications
Moheeb Abu Rajab1
, Fabian Monrose1
, Andreas Terzis1
, and Niels Provos2
1
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD 21218, USA
moheeb,fabian,terzis@cs.jhu.edu,
2
Google Inc., Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
niels@google.com
Abstract. Reliable network demographics are quickly becoming a much
sought-after digital commodity. However, as the need for more refined
Internet demographics has grown, so too has the tension between privacy
and utility. Unfortunately, current techniques lean too much in favor of
functional requirements over protecting the privacy of users. For exam-
ple, the most prominent proposals for measuring the relative popularity
of a website depend on the deployment of client-side measurement agents
that are generally perceived as infringing on users' privacy, thereby lim-

  

Source: Amir, Yair - Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences