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Posted: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 7:56 PM


The University of Maryland's Criminology Department is conducting a study regarding mobile phone use and cybercrime. We are looking for participants ages 18+ with Android smartphones who live in the DC Metropolitan Area. If selected for the study, you will download an application on your phone that will evaluate what apps you use and how you move about space. This is to investigate at what point are individuals most susceptible to online dangers.

Participants will be reimbursed up to $80/month toward their phone bill for downloading an app for a period of 3 months (the duration of the study). Participants are required to accept legal terms for study participation, and run our Android application for the study duration.

Your privacy is important to us. Our research application does NOT track the content of your apps, does not read your messages, or listen to phone calls. It does not record who you are or who you communicate with.

Data collected from the study will be maintained in accordance with National Science Foundation responsible conduct of research and data management practices. Your information will not be sold or dispersed, you will only receive occasional emails relating to the study from our research team.

To learn more, go to:
To sign up, go to:
Our study has been recently featured in the university's campus-wide newspaper, the Diamondback:

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact this account.

This research is supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) Awards #1617301 (UMD) and #1619084 (Fraunhofer).

• Location: District Of Columbia, University of Maryland (College Park)

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