RIPQ: Advanced photo caching on flash for Facebook

RIPQ: Advanced Photo Caching on Flash for Facebook - Tang et al. 2015 It's three for the price of one with this paper: we get to deepen our understanding of the characteristics of flash, examine a number of priority queue and caching algorithms, and get a glimpse into what's behind an important part of Facebook's … Continue reading RIPQ: Advanced photo caching on flash for Facebook

Bloom Cookies: web search personalization without user tracking

Bloom Cookies: Web search personalization without user tracking - Mor et al. 2015 After yesterday's homomorphic encryption-based paper it's a relief to read a privacy paper I can follow from end to end! Online services track us as much as they can get away with, in order to offer personalized services (including the 'service' of … Continue reading Bloom Cookies: web search personalization without user tracking

Information-Flow Analysis of Android Applications in DroidSafe

Information-Flow Analysis of Android Applications in DroidSafe - Gordon et al. 2015 This is the first of three papers we'll be looking at this week from the NDSS'15 conference that took place earlier this month. DroidSafe is a tool that looks for potential leaks of sensitive information in Android applications. And it works incredibly well! … Continue reading Information-Flow Analysis of Android Applications in DroidSafe

NDSS and FAST week on The Morning Paper

In January the Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR) was held, and I dedicated a week of The Morning Paper to reviewing some of my favourite papers from the programme. For February, I've chosen two conferences to bring you papers from: NDSS 2015 - The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium held in San … Continue reading NDSS and FAST week on The Morning Paper

Edelweiss: Automatic storage reclamation for distributed programming

Edelweiss: Automatic storage reclamation for distributed programming - Conway et al. 2014 This is the final selection from Peter Alvaro is his desert island paper week, and what a great paper to finish on! Please don't let the title of this paper put you off! To be honest, the title didn't really grab my attention … Continue reading Edelweiss: Automatic storage reclamation for distributed programming