This publication describes a method for protecting user privacy from targeted application interface program (API) queries made to a prediction service on a computing device. More specifically, the method involves utilizing an API Query Manager to monitor API calls made by applications to the prediction service. If the API Query Manager determines a lack of positive feedback (e.g., screen content presented on a display of the computing device does not match the personalized prediction returned from an API call), then the API Query Manager can throttle further API calls made by the application to protect user privacy.
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Sharifi, Matthew and Seefeld, Bernhard, "Protecting User Privacy by Monitoring API Queries", Technical Disclosure Commons, (August 29, 2019)