Customized profile accessibility and privacy for users of social networks

Ezinwa Okoro, Stelios Sotiriadis, Nik Bessis, Richard Hill

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Abstract

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.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 3rd International Conference on Emerging Intelligent Data and Web Technologies
PublisherIEEE
Pages306-310
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781467319867
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Emerging Intelligent Data and Web Technologies
- Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 19 Sep 201221 Sep 2012
Conference number: 3
http://voyager.ce.fit.ac.jp/conf/eidwt/2012/ (Link to Conference Website)

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Conference3rd International Conference on Emerging Intelligent Data and Web Technologies
Abbreviated titleEIDWT 2012
CountryRomania
CityBucharest
Period19/09/1221/09/12
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Okoro, E., Sotiriadis, S., Bessis, N., & Hill, R. (2012). Customized profile accessibility and privacy for users of social networks. In 2012 3rd International Conference on Emerging Intelligent Data and Web Technologies (pp. 306-310). [6354761] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EIDWT.2012.18
Okoro, Ezinwa ; Sotiriadis, Stelios ; Bessis, Nik ; Hill, Richard. / Customized profile accessibility and privacy for users of social networks. 2012 3rd International Conference on Emerging Intelligent Data and Web Technologies. IEEE, 2012. pp. 306-310
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Customized profile accessibility and privacy for users of social networks. / Okoro, Ezinwa; Sotiriadis, Stelios; Bessis, Nik; Hill, Richard.

2012 3rd International Conference on Emerging Intelligent Data and Web Technologies. IEEE, 2012. p. 306-310 6354761.

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Okoro E, Sotiriadis S, Bessis N, Hill R. Customized profile accessibility and privacy for users of social networks. In 2012 3rd International Conference on Emerging Intelligent Data and Web Technologies. IEEE. 2012. p. 306-310. 6354761 https://doi.org/10.1109/EIDWT.2012.18