A Flexible In-Network IP Anonymization Service

User privacy on the Internet has been an increasing concern in recent years. With the proliferation and sophistication of information services, data mining, and search engines, a simple network address may be used to reveal a great deal of information about a user, including location, identity, and behavior. Existing approaches to privacy, however, make unacceptable tradeoffs between performance and anonymity. For example, Tor attempts to provide strong anonymity by withholding trust from third-party relays. The authors believe an acceptable level of privacy can be provided to most users, with noticeably lower latency and throughput impact, by working with the network provider.

Provided by: University of California Topic: Mobility Date Added: Feb 2012 Format: PDF

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