User-centric android flexible permissions

Gian Luca Scoccia, Ivano Malavolta, Marco Autili, Amleto Di Salle, Paola Inverardi

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Abstract

Privacy in mobile apps is a fundamental aspect to be considered, particularly with regard to meeting end user expectations. Due to the rigidities of the Android permission model, desirable trade-offs are not allowed. End users are confined into a secondary role, having the only option of choosing between either privacy or functionalities. This work proposes a user-centric approach to the flexible management of Android permissions that empowers end users to specify the desired level of permissions on a per-feature basis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, ICSE-C 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages365-367
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538615898
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017
Event39th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, ICSE-C 2017 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 20 May 201728 May 2017

Conference

Conference39th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, ICSE-C 2017
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period20/05/1728/05/17

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Keywords

  • Android Permissions
  • Mobile Apps
  • Privacy

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Scoccia, G. L., Malavolta, I., Autili, M., Di Salle, A., & Inverardi, P. (2017). User-centric android flexible permissions. In Proceedings - 2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, ICSE-C 2017 (pp. 365-367). [7965360] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSE-C.2017.84