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Security and privacy concerns regard to Facebook and its applications. COMS E6125 Web-enHanced Information Management (WHIM) Spring 2008 by Szu-Jui Wu sw2423. Privacy concerns are due to. Inappropriate features provided by Facebook

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Security and privacy concerns regard to facebook and its applications

Security and privacy concerns regard to Facebook and its applications

COMS E6125 Web-enHanced Information Management (WHIM)

Spring 2008

by

Szu-Jui Wu

sw2423


Privacy concerns are due to

Privacy concerns are due to

  • Inappropriate features provided by Facebook

  • Users disclose too much information or are unaware of risks

  • The anonymous information itself could still provide useful data


Concerns of fb s behavior

Concerns of FB’s behavior

  • Facebook Beacon

  • Not analyzing user database

  • But real social network, i.e. word-of-mouth

  • Opt-in or Opt-out


Concerns of fb s behavior1

Concerns of FB’s behavior

  • Transfer story to FB user profile, if you

    • Logged-in

    • Not logged-in, but checked “remember me” box

  • Still privacy concerns

    • Even if you did not log-in, or check “remember me”, the activity is still transferred to FB.


Concerns of users behaviors

Concerns of Users’ behaviors

  • Users are not aware of what Facebook has done

  • Users are willing to provide their information


Anonymous dataset could still provide some useful data

Anonymous dataset could still provide some useful data

  • Combined with a public dataset that can de-anonymize users with not too low probability

  • e.g. anonymous Netflix-released movie ratings and non-anonymous IMDb users


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • FB continues launching unprecedented apps

  • Users need to be aware of every detail of what FB has done

  • Nothing is impossible! Take care of your own information


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