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Publication Detail
Prying data out of a social network
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Conference Proceeding
  • Authors:
    Bonneau J, Anderson J, Danezis G
  • Publication date:
  • Pagination:
    249, 254
  • Journal:
    Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2009
  • Status:
Preventing adversaries from compiling significant amounts of user data is a major challenge for social network operators. We examine the difficulty of collecting profile and graph information from the popular social networking website Facebook and report two major findings. First, we describe several novel ways in which data can be extracted by third parties. Second, we demonstrate the efficiency of these methods on crawled data. Our findings highlight how the current protection of personal data is inconsistent with users' expectations of privacy. © 2009 IEEE.
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