“I personally relate it to the traffic light”: a user study on security & privacy indicators in a secure email system committed to privacy by default

Interdisciplinary Research Group in Socio-technical Cybersecurity“I personally relate it to the traffic light”: a user study on security & privacy indicators in a secure email system committed to privacy by defaultStojkovski Borce, Lenzini Gabriele, Koenig VincentAbstract:Improving the usability and adoption of secure (i.e. end-to-end encrypted) email systems has been a notorious challenge for over two … Continued

I am Definitely Manipulated, Even When I am Aware of it. It s Ridiculous! — Dark Patterns from the End-User Perspective

Interdisciplinary Research Group in Socio-technical CybersecurityI am Definitely Manipulated, Even When I am Aware of it. It s Ridiculous! — Dark Patterns from the End-User PerspectiveKerstin Bongard-Blanchy, Arianna Rossi, Salvador Rivas, Sophie Doublet, Vincent Koenig, Gabriele LenziniAbstract:Online services pervasively employ manipulative designs (i.e., dark patterns) to influence users to purchase goods and subscriptions, spend more … Continued

All in one stroke? Intervention Spaces for Dark Patterns

Interdisciplinary Research Group in Socio-technical CybersecurityAll in one stroke? Intervention Spaces for Dark PatternsArianna Rossi, Kerstin Bongard-BlanchyAbstract:This position paper draws from the complexity of dark patterns to develop arguments for differentiated interventions. We propose a matrix of interventions with a measure axis (from user-directed to environmentdirected) and a scope axis (from general to specific). We … Continued

Enhancing acetic acid and 5‐hydroxymethyl furfural tolerance of C. saccharoperbutylacetonicum through adaptive laboratory evolution

Interdisciplinary Research Group in Socio-technical CybersecurityEnhancing acetic acid and 5‐hydroxymethyl furfural tolerance of C. saccharoperbutylacetonicum through adaptive laboratory evolutionRafael F. Alves, Ana M. Zetty-Arenas, Huseyin Demirci, Oscar Dias, Isabel Rocha, Thiago O. Basso, Sindelia FreitasAbstract:In this study, adaptive laboratory evolution (ALE) was applied to isolate four strains of Clostridium saccharoperbutylacetonicum able to grow in the … Continued