Literature Overview - Privacy in Online Social Networks

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Beye, Michael and Jeckmans, Arjan and Erkin, Zekeriya and Hartel, Pieter and Lagendijk, Reginald and Tang, Qiang (2010) Literature Overview - Privacy in Online Social Networks. [Report]

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Abstract:In recent years, Online Social Networks (OSNs) have become an important
part of daily life for many. Users build explicit networks to represent their
social relationships, either existing or new. Users also often upload and share a plethora of information related to their personal lives. The potential privacy risks of such behavior are often underestimated or ignored. For example, users often disclose personal information to a larger audience than intended. Users may even post information about others without their consent. A lack of experience and awareness in users, as well as proper tools and design of the OSNs, perpetuate the situation. This paper aims to provide insight into such privacy issues and looks at OSNs, their associated privacy risks, and existing research into solutions. The final goal is to help identify the research directions for the Kindred Spirits project.
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