Third Party Tracking in the Mobile Ecosystem

A paper by Reuben Binns, Ulrik Lyngs, Max Van Kleek, Jun Zhao, Timothy Libert and Nigel Shadbolt on third-party tracking, which is the identification and tracking of users and their behaviour across multiple digital services.

The paper presents the findings of an empirical study of third-party trackers on almost a million apps from the US and UK Google Play stores, one of the biggest studies of its kind.

Nigel Shadbolt elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. More details can be found here.

In addition to his knighthood and professorship, his many other achievements and appointments include being Chairman and Co-Founder of the UK Open Data Institute, being adviser to the UK government on Open Data, undertaking a number of reviews for the UK Government and being Principal of Jesus College, Oxford.

Shadbolt review: Computer science degree accreditation and graduate employability

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt has led an independent review commissioned by the UK government to examine the supply of and demand for Computer Science graduates and the issue of degree accreditation.

The review makes a number of recommendations, including increasing the opportunities for Computer Sciences students to gain work experience, improving the data on graduates and employers, carrying out research to better understand the requirements of employers and improving graduates’ soft skills.