- Sehrish Malik
Sangmyung University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea
- Jong-Hyouk Lee
Privacy Enhancing Factors in People-Nearby Applications
People-Nearby Applications (PNAs) are becoming popular day by day. People try to find new ways for increasing their social circle according to their interests. PNAs provide people with a best way to find new people within one’s physical vicinity by applying activities and interests filters. A large number of people using PNAs complain about privacy issues and fake users. Another big concern of people is the trustworthiness of a person they are going to meet, i.e., whether the person is a good person to meet or can be harmful. In this paper, we target to address a few privacy issues by proposing a four step approach to keep permissions limited so that everyone using PNA can enjoy the experience without having to care about privacy issues and other threats.