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Privacy as a service in social network communications


Vidyalakshmi, BS and Wong, RK and Ghanavati, M and Chi, C, Privacy as a service in social network communications, Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing, 27 June-2 July 2014, Anchorage, Alaska, pp. 456-463. ISBN 978-1-4799-5066-9 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/SCC.2014.67


With dispersing of information on social networks - both personally identifiable and general - comes the risk of these information falling into wrong hands. Users are burdened with setting privacy of multiple social networks, each with growing number of privacy settings. Exponential growth of applications (App) running on social networks have made privacy control increasingly difficult. This necessitates Privacy as a service model, especially for social networks, to handle privacy across multiple applications and platforms. Privacy aware information dispersal involves knowing who is receiving what information of ours. Our proposed service employs a supervised learning model to assist user in spotting unintended audience for a post. Different from previous work, we combine both Tie-strength and Context of the information as features in learning. Our evaluation using several classification techniques shows that the proposed method is effective and better than methods using either only Tie-strength or only Context of the information for classification.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:privacy, service, social network, network communications, information dispersal
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Networking and communications
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Chi, C (Dr Chi-Hung Chi)
ID Code:117367
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2017-06-08
Last Modified:2017-07-18

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