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Can a phone's GPS "Lie" intelligently?

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2 Author(s)
Dewri, R. ; Univ. of Denver, Denver, CO, USA ; Thurimella, R.

Introducing finer-grained privacy controls would let users divulge only enough location information to achieve a desired service quality. Although mobile devices are making information access ubiquitous, many applications lack fine-grained controls, which puts user location privacy at risk. For some location-based applications, however, an intelligent GPS could “lie” about the phone's precise location to protect user privacy without affecting search accuracy.

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Computer  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 2 )