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Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, is quoted in the LA Times on the launch of WhatApp?, a website that reviews how well web applications protect users' privacy:
With Apple Inc.'s iPad rolling out this weekend, developers are scrambling to create new applications — or apps.
But are they safe? That's the question a new Web site hopes to help answer.
Internet security experts at Stanford University launched a site Friday that reviews how well certain Web and mobile applications protect users' privacy.
Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, is interviewed by the Stanford Report on the launch of WhatApp?, a website that reviews web and mobile apps for privacy, security, and openness. Adam Gorlick filed this story:
About to download a new application to your smartphone? Ready to play a game on Facebook that requires you to join a network? All you have to do is share a little bit of personal information, trust the systems are secure, and you're on your way. Read more about Web And Mobile Apps Come Under Review On New Stanford Site
Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society (CIS), discusses WhatApp, a project initiated by CIS to assess the security and privacy of software applications:
This spring, a project under development to help assess the security and privacy of software applications will go public. WhatApp, an online resource where experts and the public alike can rate applications based on how well-behaved they are, will help consumers to exercise their privacy rights, said its project manager. Read more about Software And Application Evaluator WhatApp Nears Public Release