Open Access

Privacy-Preserving of Check-in Services in MSNS Based on a Bit Matrix

   | Jul 03, 2015


Check-in service, being one of the most popular services in Mobile Social Network Services (MSNS), has serious personal privacy leakage threats. In this paper check-in sequences of pseudonym users were buffered, and a bit matrix for buffered check-in sequences was built, which can achieve privacy guarantee of k-anonymity. The method guarantees that the number of lost check-in locations is minimized while satisfying users’ privacy requirements. Besides, it also reduces the cost of finding a trajectory k-anonymity set. At last, the results of a set of comparative experiments with (k, δ)-anonymity on real world datasets show the method accuracy and efficiency.

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Computer Sciences, Information Technology