Network perspectives on privacy and security in the internet of things: From actor-network theory to social network analysis

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Increasingly, everyday objects are equipped with sensors and processing capabilities. We are quickly approaching a world where objects "communicate" with us and each other, storing and sharing information about our actions and those of other objects. In this paper, I develop a framework to analyze the implications for privacy and security in these emerging "social" networks, which now include objects as nodes. Building on existing network theories and methods, I show how mapping out the information flows between consumers, devices, companies, and hackers can help to address concerns about the relationship between surveillers and the surveilled.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSS-17-01
Subtitle of host publicationArtificial Intelligene for the Social Good; SS-17-02: Computational Construction Grammar and Natural Language Understanding; SS-17-03: Computational Context: Why It's Important, What It Means, and Can It Be Computed?; SS-17-04: Designing the User Experience of Machine Learning Systems; SS-17-05: Interactive Multisensory Object Perception for Embodied Agents; SS-17-06: Learning from Observation of Humans; SS-17-07: Science of Intelligence: Computational Principles of Natural and Artificial Intelligence; SS-17-08: Wellbeing AI: From Machine Learning to Subjectivity Oriented Computing
PublisherAI Access Foundation
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357797
StatePublished - 2017
Event2017 AAAI Spring Symposium - Stanford, United States
Duration: Mar 27 2017Mar 29 2017

Publication series

NameAAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report
VolumeSS-17-01 - SS-17-08


Other2017 AAAI Spring Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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