EnhaNcing seCurity And privacy in the Social wEb: a user centered approach for the protection of minors


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Project title
EnhaNcing seCurity And privacy in the Social wEb: a user centered approach for the protection of minors
Budget
€ 2 160 000
Code
ENCASE
Project Coordinator
Status
Closed Project
Start date
01-01-2016
Expected Completion
31-12-2019
 
Funder
EC
Funding Program
H2020
OpenAire ID
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/691025
Abstract
ENCASE will leverage the latest advances in usable security and privacy to design and implement a browser-based architecture for the protection of minors from malicious actors in online social networks. The ENCASE user-centric architecture will consist of three distinct services, which can be combined to form an effective protective net against cyberbullying and sexually abusive acts: a) a browser add-on with its corresponding scalable back-end software stack that collects the users’ online actions to unveil incidents of aggressive or distressed behavior; b) a browser add-on with its associated scalable software stack that analyses social web data to detect fraudulent and fake activity and alert the user; and c) a browser add-on that detects when a user is about to share sensitive content (e.g., photos or address information) with an inappropriate audience and warns the user or his parents of the imminent privacy threat. The third add-on has usable controls that enable users to protect their content by suggesting suitable access lists, by watermarking, and by securing the content via cryptography or steganography. The three browser add-ons and the back-end social web data analytics software stack will be assessed with user studies and piloting activities and will be released to the public. The foundation of the research and innovation activities will be a diligently planned inter-sectorial and interdisciplinary secondment program for Experienced and Early Stage Researchers that fosters knowledge exchange. The academic partners will contribute know-how on user experience assessment, large scale data processing, machine learning and data-mining algorithm design, and content confidentiality techniques. The industrial partners will primarily offer expertise in production-grade software development, access to real-world online social network data, and access to numerous end-users through widely deployed products.
 

Publications
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Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
14-Nov-2019The Central Community of Twitter ego-Networks as a Means for Fake Influencer DetectionTsapatsoulis, Nicolas ; Anastasopoulou, Vasiliki ; Ntalianis, Klimis S. 
2Oct-2016Cyber security risks for minors: a taxonomy and a software architectureTsirtsis, Andreas ; Tsapatsoulis, Nicolas ; Stamatelatos, Makis ; Papadamou, Kostantinos ; Sirivianos, Michael 
34-Nov-2019Cyberbullies in Twitter: A focused reviewTsapatsoulis, Nicolas ; Anastasopoulou, Vasiliki 
42017Cybersafety in Modern Online Social NetworksBlackburn, Jeremy ; De Cristofaro, Emiliano ; Sirivianos, Michael ; Strufe, Thorsten 
513-May-2019Disinformation warfare: Understanding state-sponsored trolls on twitter and their influence on the webZannettou, Savvas ; Sirivianos, Michael ; Caulfield, Tristan ; Stringhini, Gianluca ; De Cristofaro, Emiliano ; Blackburn, Jeremy 
621-Jan-2019Disturbed YouTube for Kids: Characterizing and Detecting Inappropriate Videos Targeting Young ChildrenPapadamou, Kostantinos ; Papasavva, Antonis S. ; Zannettou, Savvas ; Blackburn, Jeremy ; Kourtellis, Nicolas ; Leontiadis, Ilias ; Stringhini, Gianluca ; Sirivianos, Michael 
7Jul-2017E-safety in Web 2.0 learning environments: a research synthesis and implications for researchers and practitionersParmaxi, Antigoni ; Papadamou, Kostantinos ; Sirivianos, Michael ; Stamatelatos, Makis 
88-Nov-2017From risk factors to detection and intervention: a metareview and practical proposal for research on cyberbullyingIoannou, Andri ; Blackburn, Jeremy ; Siringhini, Gianluca ; De Chrisiofaro, Emiliano ; Kouriellis, Nicolas ; Sirivianos, Michael ; Zaphiris, Panayiotis 
94-Mar-2018From risk factors to detection and intervention: a practical proposal for future work on cyberbullyingIoannou, Andri ; Blackburn, Jeremy ; Stringhini, Gianluca ; De Cristofaro, Emiliano ; Kourtellis, Nicolas ; Sirivianos, Michael 
1024-May-2018The good, the bad and the bait: detecting and characterizing clickbait on youtubeZannettou, Savvas ; Chatzis, Sotirios P. ; Papadamou, Kostantinos ; Sirivianos, Michael 
1115-May-2017Kek, cucks, and god emperor Trump: a measurement study of 4chan's politically incorrect forum and its effects on the webHine, Gabriel Emile ; Onaolapo, Jeremiah O. ; De Cristofaro, Emiliano ; Kourtellis, Nicolas ; Leontiadis, Ilias ; Samaras, Riginos ; Stringhini, Gianluca ; Blackburn, Jeremy 
12Jun-2018Large scale crowdsourcing and characterization of twitter abusive behaviorFounta, Antigoni Maria ; Djouvas, Constantinos ; Chatzakou, Despoina ; Leontiadis, Ilias ; Blackburn, Jeremy ; Stringhini, Gianluca ; Vakali, Athena I. ; Sirivianos, Michael ; Kourtellis, Nicolas 
13Oct-2018On the origins of memes by means of fringe web communitiesZannettou, Savvas ; Cauleld, Tristan ; Blackburn, Jeremy ; De Cristofaro, Emiliano ; Sirivianos, Michael ; Stringhini, Gianluca ; Suarez-Tangil, Guillermo 
1422-Jan-2020Understanding the Incel Community on YouTubePapadamou, Kostantinos ; Zannettou, Savvas ; Blackburn, Jeremy ; De Cristofaro, Emiliano ; Stringhini, Gianluca ; Sirivianos, Michael 
15Jun-2018Understanding web archiving services and their (mis)use on social mediaZannettou, Savvas ; Blackburn, Jeremy ; De Cristofaro, Emiliano ; Sirivianos, Michael ; Stringhini, Gianluca 
161-Nov-2017The web centipede: understanding how web communities influence each other through the lens of mainstream and alternative news sourcesZannettou, Savvas ; Caulfield, Tristan ; De Cristofaro, Emiliano ; Kourtellis, Nicolas ; Leontiadis, Ilias ; Sirivianos, Michael ; Stringhini, Gianluca ; Blackburn, Jeremy 
171-Jan-2019The web of false information: Rumors, fake news, hoaxes, clickbait, and various other shenanigansZannettou, Savvas ; Sirivianos, Michael ; Blackburn, Jeremy ; Kourtellis, Nicolas 
1814-Feb-2018What is Gab? A Bastion of Free Speech or an Alt-Right Echo Chamber?Zannettou, Savvas ; Bradlyn, Barry ; De Cristofaro, Emiliano ; Kwak, Haewoon ; Sirivianos, Michael ; Stringhini, Gianluca ; Blackburn, Jeremy