Web search has become an integral part of our lives and we use it daily for business and pleasure. Unfortunately, however, we unwittingly reveal a huge amount of private information about ourselves when we search the web. A look at a user's search terms over a period of a few months paints a frighteningly clear and detailed picture about the user's life. In this paper, we build on previous work by Castell -Roca et al. (Computer Communications 2009) and show how to achieve privacy in web searches efficiently and practically without resorting to full-blown anonymous routing. In contrast to previous work, our protocol is secure in the presence of malicious adversaries.
|Title of host publication
|Privacy Enhancing Technologies - 10th International Symposium, PETS 2010, Proceedings
|Number of pages
|Published - 2010
|10th International Symposium on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, PETS 2010 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 21 Jul 2010 → 23 Jul 2010
|Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
|10th International Symposium on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, PETS 2010
|21/07/10 → 23/07/10
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was generously supported by the European Research Council as part of the ERC project ”LAST”.