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Privacy management for Facebook

Baatarjav, Enkh-Amgalan; Phithakkitnukoon, Santi and Dantu, Ram (2008). Privacy management for Facebook. In: 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security, 16-20 Dec 2008, Hyderabad.

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As more people adopt the Internet as a medium of communication, the Internet has developed into a virtual world and this has resulted in many online social networks (SN). MySpace and Facebook, two leading online SN sites, have a combined user base of 170 million as of 2008. SN sites started to offer developers open platforms that provide users’ profile information to the developers. Unfortunately, the applications can also be used to invade privacy and to harvest the users’ profile information without their acknowledgement. To address this vulnerability, we propose a privacy-management system that protects the accessibility of users’ profile. The system uses probabilistic approach based on information revelation of users. Our experimental result shows that the system can achieve high accuracy rate of 75%.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 Springer-Verlag
ISSN: 0302-9743
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetNational Science Foundation (NSF)
Keywords: privacy; privacy management; social network; Facebook
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 35298
Depositing User: Santi Phithakkitnukoon
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2012 15:33
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:46
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