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  • 1. Social Internet TECH621
    Security Concerns with Privacy in Social Media
    Kenie Moses
    Spring 2011
    urdue University
  • 2. Outline
    • Explanation & Relevance of Topic
    • 3. Statement of Purpose
    • 4. Research Question
    • 5. Presentation, Relevance & Importance of Results
    • 6. Conclusion & Recommendations
  • Research Topic ~ Relevance
    Research Topic- Security Concerns in Protecting Privacy While Using Social Media
    Research Relevance- The relevance of this research attempts to help social media users become more aware of their use of social media and enable responsible privacy practices.
  • 7. Research Purpose ~ Research Questions
    The purpose of this research is gain an understanding into user’s perceived responsibilities when using social media. This, in turn, will help develop an enlightened approach to how users can better equip themselves to manage the privacy of their social identity.
    How can social media users enable themselves to be better users by reducing risk?
    In what ways can one facilitate awareness among social media users to offset diminishing privacy restrictions and security protocols?
  • 8. Previous Empirical Research Results
  • 9. Current Research Results
    Facebook Account Hacked
    Facebook Security/Privacy
    Topic Profile: Facebook, Social Media Security & Privacy.
    Keywords:api, account hacked, privacy breach, viruses
    Sentiment Subjects:facebook, privacy
    Regions: United States
    Languages: English
  • 10. Current Research Results Relevance
    Previous Research
    • Strong correlation between aggregate number of users over period of time
    versus decreased concern of privacy/ security and personal information access
    Current Research
    • Significant number of users concerned regarding privacy/ security and personal
    information breaches (92% security/ privacy breaches)
    • Significant number of users unaware of privacy changes/ how to access
    controls (only 5% mention concerns of how to change settings)
    • Possible contradiction to Pew study
  • Current Research Results Importance
    The importance of this research attempts to help users identify responsible security/ privacy practices that will enable them to be more aware of the risks involved in using social media. This involves a proactive approach to information security by being responsible users of social media.
    • What contributions? Identify specific areas where users can improve security/privacy practices
    • 11. What field? Information & Privacy Technology
    • 12. Who should care? All individuals involved with social media
    • 13. Why?To help users reduce risk
    This is an addition to previous and current research being conducted in the area of Information & Privacy Technology.
  • 14. Conclusion & Recommendations
    Main findings:
    • Users in significant numbers are concerned about security/ privacy issues using social
    • Users are unaware of how to change privacy settings or did not know that there were
    settings that could be changed
    Conclusion: T ∞ SM(pop) accounting for in # of users’ concerns
    because of volume
    Recommendations: (Host) Enable user friendly privacy controls(easy access)
    (User) Research social media before using(be informed)
    # of users
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    Felt, Adrienne and Davis Evans. “Privacy Protection for Social Networking API’s”. August 2007
    Dwyer et al. “Trust and privacy concern within social networking sites: A comparison of Facebook and MySpace”. In proceedings of the Thirteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 2007
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    Pekarek, Martin et al., “Privacy and Social Network Sites: Follow the Money!”, In proceedings of the W3C Workshop on the Future of Social Networking, January 2009.
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