2016 IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security Article On the Privacy and Performance of Mobile Anonymous Microblogging Marius Senftleben Ana Barroso Mihai Bucicoiu Matthias Hollick Stefan Katzenbeisser Erik Tews BibTeX DOI: 10.1109/TIFS.2016.2541633 Abstract Microblogging is a popular form of online social networking activity. It allows users to send messages in a one-to-many publish-subscribe manner. Most current service providers are centralized and deploy a client-server model with unencrypted message content. As a consequence, all user behavior can, by default, be monitored, and censoring based on message content can easily be enforced on the server side. A distributed, peer-to-peer microblogging system consisting of mobile smartphone-equipped users that exchange group encrypted messages in an anonymous and censorship-resistant manner can alleviate privacy and censorship issues. We experimentally evaluate message spread of such systems with simulations that run on a range of synthetic and real-world mobility inputs, thus extending the previous work. We show that such systems are feasible for a range of mobility and network settings, both under normal and under adversarial conditions, e.g., under the presence of nodes which jam the network or send spam.