15 Sep PrivacyStreams Service to Aid in Development of Privacy-Friendly Applications
Carnegie Mellon and Peking university researchers have developed a service called PrivacyStreams that allows data gathering applications to acquire only what they need to function properly, thereby protection its users’ privacy. The service also makes sure the user’s private info is not sold to online marketers or revealed to the public.
PrivacyStreams work by converting personal data to the output an app needs. For instance, a sleep-monitoring app will require mic access to a smartphone but will only need to measure the loudness and not conversations. The service will just need to take a sample sound every few minutes and the PrivacyStreams library will then convert the raw data to loudness and send it to the app.
Source: Tech Xplore