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Title: Analysing Membership Profile Privacy Issues in Online Social Networks
Authors: Abdulhamid, Shafi’i Muhammad
Abdulazeez, Hassan
Ochoche, Abraham
Mohammed, Umaru
Keywords: Social Networking Sites (SNS)
Online Social Networks
Issue Date: 22-May-2012
Publisher: The IUP Journal of Information Technology
Citation: Abdulhamid, Shafi’i M and T, Abdulazeez Hassan and Abraham, Ochoche and Mohammed, Umar, Analyzing Membership Profile Privacy Issues in Online Social Networks (May 22, 2012). The IUP Journal of Information Technology, Vol. VII, No. 3, pp. 32-44, September 2011, Available at SSRN:
Series/Report no.: VII(3);32-44
Abstract: A Social Networking Site (SNS) is an online service that attracts a society of subscribers and provides such users with a multiplicity of tools for distribution of personal data and creating subscribers-generated content directed to a given user’s interest and personal life. Operators of Online Social Networks (OSN) are gradually giving out potentially sensitive information about users and their relationships with advertisers, application developers, and data-mining researchers. Some criminals too uses information gathered through membership profile in social networks to break peoples PINs and passwords. In this paper, we looked at the field structure of membership profiles in 10 popular SNS. We also analyzed how private information can easily be made public in such sites. At the end, recommendations and countermeasures were made on how to safeguard subscribers’ personal data
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