publication . Conference object . Article . Preprint . 2013

Analysis of publicly disclosed information in facebook profiles

Farahbakhsh, Reza; Han, Xiao; Cuevas, Angel; Crespi, Noel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 25 Aug 2013
  • Publisher: IEEE
Abstract
International audience; Facebook, the most popular Online social network is a virtual environment where users share information and are in contact with friends. Apart from many useful aspects, there is a large amount of personal and sensitive information publicly available that is accessible to external entities/users. In this paper we study the public exposure of Facebook profile attributes to understand what type of attributes are considered more sensitive by Facebook users in terms of privacy, and thus are rarely disclosed, and which attributes are available in most Facebook profiles. Furthermore, we also analyze the public exposure of Facebook users by accou...
Subjects
free text keywords: Computer Science - Social and Information Networks, Online social networks, Facebook, Privacy, Information disclosure
Funded by
EC| ECOUSIN
Project
ECOUSIN
enhanced COntent distribUtion with Social INformation
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 318398
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ICT

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publication . Conference object . Article . Preprint . 2013

Analysis of publicly disclosed information in facebook profiles

Farahbakhsh, Reza; Han, Xiao; Cuevas, Angel; Crespi, Noel;