Twitterize - Anonymize Twitter


Recent events, for instance the Arab spring movement, have proven social media to be a key element. Social media have been and are used to distribute news in the absence of independent news agencies, and to organize protests. However, social media as of today is centralized, making it easy to block, censor, and wiretap. That leaves user exposed, as their confidentiality and in particular anonymity cannot be protected by social media. Add-on privacy enhancing technologies, for instance TOR, suffer the inherent problems of limited availability and poor usability. Thus, new means of communication, which feature both, integrated privacy protection and usability, are required.


Twitterize, short for Anonymize Twitter, solves these challenges by using 3 basic principles: 

  • Facilitation of mobile device interaction concepts for better usability
  • State of the art encryption for confidentiality
  • TOR-like anonymization through peers

As a result, Twitterize allow confidential and anonymous communication, that follows the well know Twitter paradigm, and building upon the Twitter infrastructure. Twitterize uses our Peer-2-Peers based overlay network for privacy-preserving publish/subscribe to realize private communication for #tags. We use NFC and QR-Codes for quick and usable transfer of all required secrets in order to publish or subscribe to a #tag.






Press Article about TraCINg is online

An exciting article about project TraCINg, managed by TK researchers Dr. Florian Volk and Carlos Garcia,  has been published on, an initiative of the Hessian Ministry for Science and Arts to provide... [more]

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TK researcher got two papers accepted in top conferences

TK researcher (Nikolaos Alexopoulos) got two papers accepted in prestigious USENIX Security 2017 and IEEE TrustCom 2017 conferences. Paper details are as follows: Nikolaos Alexopoulos, Aggelos Kiayias, Riivo Talviste, Thomas... [more]

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Papers on “Resilience and Smart Grids” accepted in IEEE ICNSC 2017 and ENERGY 2017

TK researchers (Dr. Andrea Tundis and Rolf Egert) got a paper titled “Applying a Properties Modeling Approach for Monitoring Smart Grids” accepted in IEEE ICNSC 2017 conference. More details on this conference can be found at... [more]

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Paper on “Trust-aware CIDS” accepted at IFIPTM 2017

TK researchers (Dr. Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis and Dr. Sheikh Mahbub Habib) got a paper accepted in this year’s IFIP Trust Management conference. The paper is titled “Towards Trust-aware Collaborative Intrusion Detection:... [more]

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Paper presented at IEEE/IFIP DISSECT 2017

TK researcher (Dr. Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis) has presented his paper titled “Defending Against Probe-Response Attacks” in the IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT) 2017. More... [more]

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Best Paper Award in 2ND IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies

The paper "Towards the creation of synthetic, yet realistic, intrusion detection datasets" (written by Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis, Carlos Garcia Cordero, Nikolay Milanov and Max Mühlhäuser) from the SSI group of the... [more]

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2 papers accepted in IEEE/IFIP DISSECT

2 papers of the SSI group of the Telecooperation lab were accepted in IEEE/IFIP DISSECT. [more]

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