Security

Privacy Challenges of Open APIs: Case LBS

Date Added: Dec 2010
Format: PDF

Many of the most popular Location-Based Services (LBSs) have recently released open APIs for developers in order to extend their services to third party applications. With this strategy, LBSs try to exploit to the maximum the value of location information by helping the fast development of specific context-aware applications involving location. However, protecting location privacy has always been the main challenge for LBSs and despite all the research dedicated to this aspect, it has been yet impossible for them to define standardized ways to protect users' location privacy.