Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings
JAN 06, 2015 16:26 PM
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Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings

Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings

Andrew G. West, Verisign Labs
Adam J. Aviv, US Naval Academy

Publicly posted URLs sometimes contain a wealth of information about the identities and activities of the users who share them — often as key-value pairs appended to the URL path — to pass session parameters and form data. In isolation, this isn't particularly problematic, but the growth of Web 2.0 platforms such as social networks and microblogging means such URLs are increasingly publicly broadcast.

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