Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2014 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Graphical User Interfaces for Privacy Settings

  • Cuneyt Gurcan Akcora
  • Elena Ferrari
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6170-8_360




Computer human interaction


Machine learning


Community detection


Continuing research in privacy on social networks has resulted in well-defined concepts and applications, but improvements in personal data privacy are still limited by how graphical user interfaces are used on social networks. In this work, we will outline the evolution of privacy research on graphical user interfaces from different aspects. Starting with visual aspects, we will point out to the contributions from machine learning and community detection communities and show how their impact has changed graphical user interfaces. Through a survey conducted on 127 real-life social networks, we will also present the state of art in privacy interfaces and show the adoption rate of different concepts from privacy research.


With the increasing popularity of social networks during the last decade, protection...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cuneyt Gurcan Akcora
    • 1
  • Elena Ferrari
    • 1
  1. 1.DISTA, Università degli Studi dell'InsubriaVareseItaly