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Unobservable Surfing on the World Wide Web: Is Private Information Retrieval an alternative to the MIX based Approach?

Kesdogan, Dogan, Borning, Max and Schmeink, Michael (2003) Unobservable Surfing on the World Wide Web: Is Private Information Retrieval an alternative to the MIX based Approach? In: Privacy Enhancing Technologies : 2nd Internat. Worksh., PET 2002, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 14–15, 2002. Revised Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2482. Springer, Berlin, pp. 224-238. ISBN 978-3-540-00565-0, 978-3-540-36467-2 (online).

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Abstract

The technique "Private Information Retrieval" (PIR) perfectly protects a user’s access pattern to a database. An attacker cannot observe (or determine) which data element is requested by a user and so cannot deduce the interest of the user. We discuss the application of PIR on the World Wide Web and compare it to the MIX approach. We demonstrate particularly that in this context the method does ...

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Item type:Book section
Date:2003
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik > Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik IV (Prof. Dr. Doğan Kesdoğan)
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10.1007/3-540-36467-6_17DOI
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Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, information & general works > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Status:Published
Refereed:Unknown
Created at the University of Regensburg:Unknown
Item ID:28681
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