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Online Social Networks Privacy Study Through TAPE Framework

Citation Author(s):
Liudong Xing, Vinod Vokkarane
Submitted by:
Yongbo Zeng
Last updated:
23 February 2016 - 1:38pm
Document Type:
Research Manuscript


Abstract—While personal information privacy is threatened by online social networks, researchers are seeking for privacy pro- tection tools and methods to assist online social network users. In this paper, we propose a Trust-Aware Privacy Evaluation frame- work, called TAPE, aiming to address this problem. Under the TAPE framework we investigate how to quantitatively evaluate the privacy risk, as a function of people’s awarenesses of privacy risks as well as whether people can be trusted by their friends to protect others’ personal information. Simulations are performed to illustrate the key concepts and calculations, as well as the advantages of TAPE. Based on the TAPE framework, we also propose an unfriending strategy in terms of privacy protection, which outperforms other existing unfriending strategies.
Index Terms—Privacy, Trust-Awareness, Online Social Networks


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