Thinking of this topic gives me goosebumps this is something which can make a great impact in the way people use the internet and their devices .
This is something that can change practices and make things safer and all together give the user a better and safe experience.
These are few parameters related to web privacy which researchers can build a model to solve a web privacy problem space.
Let’s first talk about the problem space first before parameters, I am listing few problems below,
- Malware and cyber attacks
- Understanding cookies and permissions
Parameters of interest would be,
- User permissions
- API requests
- Access to cookies
I had a small idea of educating and enriching users which were to make a Firefox addon which would predict the privacy status based on the above parameters and give a score for a particular site, which would help users to understand their contents better.
This is a more like an interactive and predictive way of light beam addon (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lightbeam/)
Just some food for thought on this domain, I will be working on the above idea at some point. Feel free to reach out to me via @dvigneshwer in twitter
Ref links : https://learning.mozilla.org/en-US/activities/web-lit-basics/