Jason Hong

Carnegie Mellon University

What your smartphone knows about you

Your smartphone might be gathering much more information about you than you realize. Jason Hong’s research has uncovered flashlight apps that want your phone number and card game apps that record your location. Jason will tell us what kinds of data smartphone apps collect, why they collect it, and what you can do about it.
About Jason Hong

Jason Hong is a professor in the Human Computer Interaction Institute, at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. His research in mobility, privacy, and security has been featured in the New York Times, MIT Tech Review, CBS, CNN, the World Economic Forum, and more. Jason is a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies and a co-author of The Design of Sites. He is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, a Kavli Fellow, a PopTech Science fellow, and a New America National Cybersecurity Fellow. He received his PhD from Berkeley and undergraduate degrees from Georgia Tech.

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