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2009 International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (2009)
Athens, Greece
July 20, 2009 to July 22, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3689-7
pp: 249-254
ABSTRACT
Preventing adversaries from compiling significant amounts of user data is a major challenge for social network operators. We examine the difficulty of collecting profile and graph information from the popular social networking website Facebook and report two major findings. First, we describe several novel ways in which data can be extracted by third parties. Second, we demonstrate the efficiency of these methods on crawled data. Our findings highlight how the current protection of personal data is inconsistent with user's expectations of privacy.
INDEX TERMS
social networks, web crawling, privacy
CITATION

J. Anderson, J. Bonneau and G. Danezis, "Prying Data out of a Social Network," 2009 International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining(ASONAM), Athens, Greece, 2009, pp. 249-254.
doi:10.1109/ASONAM.2009.45
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