Social Networks - Who Is Accessing and Using Your (Private) information?

Gjorgievska, Ivana and Bozhinovski, Adrijan and Blazhevska, Eva and Pachovski, Veno (2013) Social Networks - Who Is Accessing and Using Your (Private) information? In: Proceedings of the Tenth Conference on Informatics and Information Technology. Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia, pp. 225-228. ISBN 978-608-4699-01-9


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Over the past couple of years, social networks have become a part of the lives of the people that use them. People are indiscriminately creating their profiles on social networks, representing themselves in various manners. Through publishing personal information, the users accept the risk of its influence on them – regardless of whether it is positive or negative. This paper presents the results of an online survey about users revealing personal information over the social networks: what is the level of the people's user safety and privacy awareness, as well as the ease of access to someone else's social network user profile, who does not necessary have to be in the friends list. Observing the results presented through graphs, as well as discussing them, a conclusion is reached about the level of awareness of the users of social networks, about keeping their information private and not letting other users use them in any way without their Knowledge.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: social networks, private information, security
Subjects: International Conference on Informatics and Information Technologies > Security and Cryptography
Depositing User: Vangel Ajanovski
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 00:15
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 00:15

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