Academic journal article Journal of Digital Information Management

Privacy in Social Networks

Academic journal article Journal of Digital Information Management

Privacy in Social Networks

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Privacy in Social Networks

Elena Zheleva

Evimaria Terzi

Lise Getoor

ISBN: 9781-6084-58622

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

UK

www.morganclaypool.com

Social networks are websites that allow users to build connections and relationships to other Internet users. There are many ways that information on social networks can be used for purposes other than what the user intended. This leads to the privacy question in social networks. Realizing this threat the authors have developed an edition highlighting the risk of social networks,

This book has nine chapters organized in three parts. In the opening chapter on the introduction the authors have made it clear that this work differs considerably from other published works that it addressed the privacy issues in the perspectives of modelling, managing and protecting. In the second chapter the authors provided a framework for social networks, By taking Facebook they have presented a generic model. With the help of a clear architecture they have provided the differences between the real world networks and online networks. In the third chapter on Types of Privacy Disclosure they have valued the significance of defining the failure to preserve privacy, The two privacy breaches identify disclosure and attribute disclosure are addressed in detail,

Discovering hidden knowledge in social networks is a compelling one the authors argued in the next chapter. …

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