θ-Rand: Random noise-based location obfuscation based on circle sectors

P. Wightman, M. Zurbaran, E. Zurek, A. Salazar, D. Jabba, M. Jimeno

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Abstract

Location-Based Information Systems have been increasingly adopted by users of both modern web applications and mobile phones, this last group being the more susceptible for geographic tracking due to their devices' ability to calculate their location in real time via GPS or other positioning technique. This information needs to be protected, while still being available to the service provider so services can be offered. This paper presents a new random noise-based location obfuscation technique to alter the real location of the user, based on the N-RAND technique, while being more resistant to noise filtering than its predecessor. Results show that the θ-RAND technique can reduce by 20% the amount of noise filtered by an exponential moving average filtering technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISIEA 2013 - 2013 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications
Pages100-104
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ISIEA 2013 - Kuching, Malaysia
Duration: Sep 22 2013Sep 25 2013

Publication series

NameISIEA 2013 - 2013 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ISIEA 2013
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuching
Period9/22/139/25/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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