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Privacy in a Digital, Networked World

Part of the series Computer Communications and Networks pp 263-289

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Privacy in Social Networks

  • Traian Marius TrutaAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, College of Informatics Northern Kentucky University Email author 
  • , Michail TsikerdekisAffiliated withCollege of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky
  • , Sherali ZeadallyAffiliated withCollege of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky

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Abstract

Social networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. These networks use a large amount of data that are highly valuable for different purposes. Hence, social networks become a potential vector for attackers to exploit. This chapter focuses on the security attacks and countermeasures used by social networks. Privacy issues and solutions in social networks are discussed and the chapter ends with an outline of some of the privacy challenges in the social networks.