Hana Habib is a Special Faculty Instructor and the Associate Director of Carnegie Mellon University's Masters in Privacy Engineering program. She is also part of the Collaboratory Against Hate working with a team of researchers to explore design interventions informed by social psychology that could combat the proliferation of hate on online forums.

Prior to becoming a faculty member, Habib earned her Ph.D. in Societal Computing from Carnegie Mellon, her master's in Information Technology - Information Security from Carnegie Mellon, her bachelor's in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University, and worked as a software engineer for the U.S. Department of Defense. Habib's research focuses on studying people's behaviors and preferences when interacting with technology, focusing on issues that have a societal impact, such as security and privacy.
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CMU and CLP celebrate International Data Privacy Day on January 28

In celebration of International Privacy Day, Carnegie Mellon University is teaming up with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) to host Data Privacy Day 2024. The event will take place on Sunday, January 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CLP-Main (Oakland) in the South Wing Reading Room on the 2nd floor. Data Privacy Day is open to the public, and no registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

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Less is not more; Mapping a better route to user ad settings

For users looking to change their privacy settings on websites like Facebook, it often feels like a scavenger hunt. Now, researchers from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Michigan are exploring design options to make settings related to advertising preferences more findable.

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Cookie consent banners need improvement, may not be the answer

Over the past several years, websites have begun implementing cookie consent banners to meet regulatory requirements, allowing users to make choices about how their personal information is collected and shared. However, CyLab researchers say many of these banners miss the mark and may not be the best way to offer users privacy options.

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CyLab researchers to present at ACM CHI 2023

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute researchers are set to present seven papers at the upcoming ACM CHI 2023 (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems).

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CyLab icon connects users with online privacy choices

Have you noticed the new icon popping up on websites across the Internet? Thanks to researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, the University of Michigan, and Fordham University, users can now easily make choices about how websites use their personal information, all in one convenient spot.