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Ontario researcher awarded for finding Facebook privacy glitch

Posted: Aug. 23, 2011 Under: Around the Net Permanent Link to this Article

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A researcher who uncovered a privacy glitch that could disclose the sexual orientation of Facebook users has won an award from Ontario’s privacy commissioner.

Aleksandra Korolova, a computer studies PhD candidate at Stanford University in California, won the $3,000 award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET) , sponsored by Microsoft Corp. and given out annually by Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian.

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