App vs. website: Which best protects your privacy? It depends

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 08:01 in Mathematics & Economics

Should you use the app—or a web browser—for that? That’s the ques­tion that North­eastern researchers, led by assis­tant pro­fessor David Choffnes, ask in new research that explores how free app– and web-based ser­vices on Android and iOS mobile devices com­pare with respect to pro­tecting users’ privacy. In par­tic­ular, the team inves­ti­gated the degree to which each […]

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