At the OOP 2011 I am honored to have Balachander Krishnamurthy of AT&T Labs-Research on the program on the topic of "Privacy Leakage on the Internet". His talk is on Tuesday (Jan. 25, 2011) morning.
So many of us meanwhile are acctive in online social networks (OSNs) and there are large differences in how the various OSNs deal with privacy, in particular how much of it can "leak" out that you are not aware of or that you would not approve of. He extends this also into the area of mobile OSNs. A special section addresses the architectural issues on where to provide privacy (e.g. browser vs. gateways). He summarizes what to watch for, what common misconceptions are and future directions.
I can highly recommend it!
Oh, and speaking of OSN's, have you see the trailer on in-person conferences vs. online offerings/social networks?
I look forward to seeing you soon at the OOP 2011 (www.oopconference.com)