Privacy in Online Social Networks

Abstract : Online social networks have become an important part of the online activities on the web and one of the most influencing media. Unconstrained by physical spaces, online social networks offer to web users new interesting means to communicate, interact, and socialize. While these networks make frequent data sharing and inter-user communications instantly possible, privacy-related issues are their obvious much discussed immediate consequences. Although the notion of privacy may take different forms, the ultimate challenge is how to prevent privacy invasion when much personal information is available. In this context, we address privacy-related issues by resorting to social network analysis and link mining techniques. We first describe the fundamental of social networks, their common representations, and the main motivations associated with their use. Afterwards, we particularly show how privacy attacks can build on social network analysis and link mining techniques to reveal user-sensitive information. The chapter concludes with a discussion of some open challenges to address in future privacy-related works.
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Security and Privacy Preserving in Social Networks, Springer-Verlag Wien, pp.3-45, 2013
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Elie Raad, Richard Chbeir. Privacy in Online Social Networks. Security and Privacy Preserving in Social Networks, Springer-Verlag Wien, pp.3-45, 2013. 〈hal-00975998〉

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