Privacy and human behavior in the age of information

This review summarizes and draws connections between diverse streams of empirical research on privacy behavior. We use three themes to connect insights from social and behavioral sciences: people’s uncertainty about the consequences of privacy-related behaviors and...

A field trial of privacy nudges for facebook

Anecdotal evidence and scholarly research have shown that Internet users may regret some of their online disclosures. To help individuals avoid such regrets, we designed two modifications to the Facebook web interface that nudge users to consider the content and...

Teaching Johnny not to fall for phish

Research focusing on educating users about phishing and identifying phishing emails, as opposed to using technology for prevention and detection. The research identified multiple problems, namely: that people were not motivated to learn about security; that security...