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Study Finds Sites Leak User Information

Publication Date: 
October 19, 2011
Source: 
The Stanford Daily
Author: 
Sandy Huang

CIS Student Fellow Jonathan Mayer was mentioned in the following Stanford Daily article by Sandy Huang. The article covered a report authored by Mayer on privacy leaks that occur on highly visited websites.

Privacy leaks occur on 185 of the Internet’s top visited websites, according to a recent study by Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society (CIS). The report was authored by Jonathan Mayer, a graduate student in computer science and at the School of Law. The report was released last Tuesday at a conference in Washington, D.C. hosted by the National Press Club.

Since its release, the report has attracted the attention of national media. Mayer wrote in an email to The Daily that he was not expecting the amount of press coverage the study has received.