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Carnegie Mellon leads NSF project to help people understand Web privacy policies
August 20, 2013
Figuring out what information websites are gathering about their users can be daunting, but a new privacy research project led by Carnegie Mellon University will make that task easier with computer tools that leverage the power of crowdsourcing, machine learning and natural language processing.
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