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A Usability Evaluation of Privacy Add-ons for Web Browsers

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A Usability Evaluation of Privacy Add-ons for Web Browsers. / Corner, Matthew; Dogan, Huseyin; Mylonas, Alexios; Djabri, Francis.

Design, User Experience, and Usability. Practice and Case Studies - 8th International Conference, DUXU 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings. ed. / Aaron Marcus; Wentao Wang. Springer Verlag, 2019. p. 442-458 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11586 LNCS).

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Corner, M, Dogan, H, Mylonas, A & Djabri, F 2019, A Usability Evaluation of Privacy Add-ons for Web Browsers. in A Marcus & W Wang (eds), Design, User Experience, and Usability. Practice and Case Studies - 8th International Conference, DUXU 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 11586 LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp. 442-458, 8th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2019, Orlando, United States, 26/07/19. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23535-2_33

APA

Corner, M., Dogan, H., Mylonas, A., & Djabri, F. (2019). A Usability Evaluation of Privacy Add-ons for Web Browsers. In A. Marcus, & W. Wang (Eds.), Design, User Experience, and Usability. Practice and Case Studies - 8th International Conference, DUXU 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings (pp. 442-458). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11586 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23535-2_33

Vancouver

Corner M, Dogan H, Mylonas A, Djabri F. A Usability Evaluation of Privacy Add-ons for Web Browsers. In Marcus A, Wang W, editors, Design, User Experience, and Usability. Practice and Case Studies - 8th International Conference, DUXU 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings. Springer Verlag. 2019. p. 442-458. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23535-2_33

Author

Corner, Matthew ; Dogan, Huseyin ; Mylonas, Alexios ; Djabri, Francis. / A Usability Evaluation of Privacy Add-ons for Web Browsers. Design, User Experience, and Usability. Practice and Case Studies - 8th International Conference, DUXU 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings. editor / Aaron Marcus ; Wentao Wang. Springer Verlag, 2019. pp. 442-458 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).

Bibtex

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