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UT contact person: Susanne Barth, MSc
Prof. Menno D. T. de Jong
The role of risk perception in the use of mobile computing and mobile applications
Description of thesis project / theme:
Research showed that online surfing and utilizing mobile computing is characterized by a paradoxical behavior: though users claim to be seriously concerned about their privacy, their online activities often include the disclosure of private information and both the downloading and installation of mobile applications - seemingly without hesitation. By means of this research, we would like to explore the role risk perception plays in the use of mobile computing and specifically, the use of mobile applications.
More precisely, we would like to know how do users rate different permission according to their perceived riskiness and what is the perception and understanding towards Android permission system of users. The research method to be applied will be considered together with the student.
Start date: As soon as possible
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