Matlock: A Location Obfuscation Technique for Accuracy-Restricted Applications

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Executive Summary

Location-Based Information Systems (LBIS) have shown growth in the last years thanks to the popularization of cheap GPS-enabled mobile devices with connectivity to the Internet. At the same time, users have made their locations more available than ever, representing a major privacy problem, as attackers could easily determine their victims' common paths or actual locations. As a result, some techniques have been designed to protect the users' private information while allowing Location Based Service systems (LBS) to continue growing.

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