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    Customized profile accessibility and privacy for users of social networks

    Okoro, E. and Sotiriadis, Stelios and Bessis, N. and Hill, R. (2012) Customized profile accessibility and privacy for users of social networks. In: UNSPECIFIED (ed.) 2012 Third International Conference on Emerging Intelligent Data and Web Technologies. IEEE, pp. 306-310. ISBN 9781467319867.

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    Social networking applications have become a very popular means of communication and interaction in recent times and user participation has increased tremendously. It has become a norm that personal information is constantly shared with other social network users. The types of data uploaded and shared on user profiles also include sensitive information that one would rather it was accessible to a select few. The issues of security and privacy although very important seem to be a secondary consideration in the development and extensive usage of social networks. This paper highlights the potential attacks owing to the vast amount of user personal information available on social networks. The paper is concluded with proposing a theoretical model aimed at resolving the problems associated with the current default privacy and wider accessibility design implemented by most social networks.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): data privacy, security of data, social networking (online), accessibility design, customized profile accessibility, privacy, security, social network, user participation, Conferences, Educational institutions, Facebook, Privacy, Security, USA Councils, Accessibility, Attacks, Privacy, Security, Social networks
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Stelios Sotiriadis
    Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 14:14
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:43


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