Amyoli Internet Research Lab

This page lists our most recent publications.


  • Boyd, M., Sullivan, J., Chetty, M. and Ur, B. (2021) Understanding the Security and Privacy Advice Given to Black Lives Matter Protesters. CHI 2021. [pdf coming soon].
  • Major, D., Huang, D., Chetty, M. and Feamster, N. (2021) Alexa, Who Am I Speaking To? Transactions on Internet Technology. 2021. [pdf coming soon].


  • Reichel, J., Peck, F., Inaba, M., Moges, B., Chawla, B., S., and Chetty, M. (2020) `I have too much respect for my elders’: Understanding South African Mobile Users’ Perceptions of Privacy and Current Behaviors on Facebook and WhatsApp. USENIX Security 2020. [pdf]

  • Swart, M., Lopez, Y., Mathur, A., and Chetty, M. (2020) Is This An Ad?: Automatically Disclosing Online Endorsements On YouTube With AdIntuition. CHI 2020. [pdf] Note: AdIntuition is available for Firefox and Chrome.

  • Narayanan, A., Mathur, A., Chetty, M., & Kshirsagar, M. (2020). Dark Patterns: Past, Present, and Future. Queue, 18(2), 67-92. [pdf]

  • Kumar, P.C., Subramaniam, M., Vitak, J., Clegg, T.L., & Chetty, M. (2020). Strengthening Children’s Privacy Literacy Through Contextual Integrity. Media and Communication, 8(4). [pdf]


  • Mathur, A., Acar, G., Friedman, M., Lucherini, E., Mayer, J., Chetty, M., and Narayanan, A. (2019) Dark Patterns at Scale: Findings from a Crawl of 11K Shopping Websites. CSCW 2019. [pdf] *Privacy Papers for Policymakers 2019 Award

  • Li, F., Rogers, L., Mathur, A., Malkin, N., and Chetty, M. (2019) Keepers of the Machines: Examining How System Administrators Manage Software Updates For Multiple Machines. SOUPS 2019. [pdf*Distinguished Paper Award

  • Kumar, P., Chetty, M., Clegg, T., and Vitak, J. (2019) Privacy and Security Considerations For Digital Technology Use in Elementary Schools.  CHI 2019. [pdf]

  • Kumar, P., Vitak, J., Clegg, T., and Chetty, M. (2019). The Platformization Of The Classroom: Teachers As Surveillant Consumers. Surveillance & Society, 17(1/2), 145-152. [pdf]


  • Kumar, P., Vitak, J., Chetty, M., Clegg, T., Yang, J., McNally, B., and bonsignore, e. (2018) Co-Designing Online Privacy-Related Games and Stories with Children. Interaction Design and Children Conference 2018. [pdf]

  • Mathur, A., Narayanan, A., and Chetty, M. (2018) Endorsements on Social Media: An Empirical Study of Affiliate Marketing Disclosures on YouTube and Pinterest. CSCW 2018. [pdf*Best Paper Award.

  • Mathur, A., Narayanan, A., Vitak, J., and Chetty, M. (2018) Characterizing the Use of Browser-Based Blocking Extensions To Prevent Online Tracking. SOUPS 2018. [pdf]

  • Romanosky, J. and Chetty, M. (2018) ‘Understanding the Use and Impact of the Zero-Rated Free Basics Platform in South Africa’. CHI 2018. [pdf]

  • Winter, P., Edmundson, A., Roberts, L., Dutkowska-Żuk, A., Chetty, M., and Feamster, N. (2018) How Do Tor Users Interact With Onion Services? Usenix Security 2018. [pdf]

  • Zheng, S., Apthorpe, N., Chetty, M., and Feamster, N. (2018) User Perceptions of Smart Home IoT Privacy. CSCW 2018. [pdf]

  • Mathur, A., Narayanan, A., and Chetty M. An Empirical Study of Affiliate Marketing Disclosures on YouTube and Pinterest. (2018) The Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro ’18). [pdf]


  • Chang, V., Chundury, P., and Chetty, M. (2017). “Spiders in the Sky”: User Perceptions of Drones, Privacy, and Security. CHI 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA. [pdf]

  • Kumar, P., Naik, S.M., Devkar, U.R., Chetty, M., Clegg, T., and Vitak, J. (2017) ‘No Telling Passcodes Out Because They’re Private’: Understanding Children’s Mental Models of Privacy and Security Online. CSCW 2018 Online First. [pdf]

  • Mathur, A. and Chetty, M. (2017). “Impact of User Characteristics on Attitudes Towards Automatic Mobile Application Updates.” To Appear at SOUPS 2017, Santa Clara, California, USA. [pdf]


  • Mathur, A., Sobti, S., Engel, J., Chang, V., and Chetty, M. (2016). “They Keep Coming Back Like Zombies” Improving Software Updating Interfaces. SOUPS 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA. [pdf]


  • Chetty, M., Kim, H., Sundaresan, S., Burnett, S., Feamster, N., and Edwards, W.K.. (2015) “uCap: An Internet Data Management Tool For The Home”. CHI 2015, Seoul, Korea. [pdf]

  • Mathur, A., Schlotfeldt, B, and Chetty, M.. (2015) “A Mixed-Methods Study of Mobile Users’ Data Usage Practices in South Africa”. Ubicomp 2015, Osaka, Japan. [pdf]


  • Gupta, A., Calder, M., Feamster, N., Chetty, M., Calandro, E., and Katz-Bassett, E. (2014) “Peering at the Internet’s Frontier. A First Look at ISP Interconnectivity in Africa.” PAM 2014, Los Angeles, CA, USA. [pdf]


  • Chetty, M., Muckaden, S., Sundaresan, S., Feamster, N., and Calandro, E. (2013) “Measuring Broadband Performance in South Africa”. ACM DEV 2013, Cape Town, South Africa. [pdf]

  • Wyche, S.P. and Chetty, M. (2013) “Designing to Support Connectivity Between Africans Living Abroad and “Home””. CHI 2013, Paris, France. [pdf]

  • Chetty, M., Calandro, E. and Feamster, N. (2013) Latency Effects on Broadband Performance in South Africa. Internet Society Workshop on Reducing Internet Latency.[pdf]