Computing, Privacy, and Security for the People with Special Needs


In this project, we identify the computing, privacy, and security challenges of older users, people with disabilities, individuals with low literacy, and the people living in a resource-constrained environment with limited access to usable technologies. We examine the efficacy and risks of their workaround to deal with these challenges. Our findings lead to the design of usable and accessible interventions to help them with the secure and privacy-protective use of technologies.


Mahdi Nasrullah ​Al-Ameen, Tanjina Tamanna, Swapnil Nandy, M A Manazir Ahsan, Priyank Chandra, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed. "We Don't Give a Second Thought Before Providing Our Information": Understanding Users' Perceptions of Information Collection by Apps in Urban Bangladesh. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (ACM COMPASS). June 2020.

Sharifa Sultana, Pratyasha Saha, Shaid Hasan, S M Raihanul Alam, Rokeya Akter, Md Mirajul Islam, Raihan Islam Arnob, Mahdi Nasrullah Al-Ameen, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed. Understanding the Sensibility of Social Media Use and Privacy with Bangladeshi Facebook Group Users. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (ACM COMPASS). June 2020. [sp]

S M Taiabul Haque, Md Romael Haque, Swapnil Nandy, Priyank Chandra, Mahdi Nasrullah Al-Ameen, Shion Guha, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed. Privacy Vulnerabilities in Public Digital Service Centers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD). June 2020.

Mahdi Nasrullah Al-Ameen, Huzeyfe Kocabas, Swapnil Nandy, Tanjina Tamanna, Raihan Islam. Managing Old Device: User Behavior, Information Exposure, and Privacy Risks. In Workshop on Inclusive Privacy and Security (WIPS). August 2020.

Mohammad Rashidujjaman Rifat, S M Taiabul Haque, Mahiratul Zannat Nabia, Mahdi Nasrullah Al-Ameen, Ashad Kabir, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed. 'Purdah' as Privacy: Understanding Privacy in Bangladeshi Islamic communities. In CHI Workshop on IslamicHCI. 2020.

Sonali Tukaram Marne, Mahdi Nasrullah Al-Ameen, Matthew Wright. Learning System-assigned Passwords: A Preliminary Study on the People with Learning Disabilities. In Workshop on Inclusive Privacy and Security (WIPS). July 2017.

Sovantharith Seng, Sadia Ahmed, Mahdi Nasrullah Al-Ameen, Matthew Wright. An Insight into the Authentication Performance and Security Perception of Older Users. In USEC. February 2017. 

*sp: short paper/poster session