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Besieged privacy in social networking services
by Shujun Dong; Xingan Li
International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics (IJESDF), Vol. 8, No. 3, 2016

 

Abstract: The aim of current paper is to investigate the risks of illegal use of personal information brought about by the social networking services (SNSs). The principal theme considered in this paper is that the SNSs, in front of both conventional and unconventional offenders, have induced worry about unlawful access to accounts, disclosure and infringement of privacy, as well as misuse and abuse of anonymity. On the grounds that there are more sensitive information and clues and traces to daily activities and movements, it is uncomplicated for possible malefactors to select possible victims of varieties of offences. The article concluded that social networking services facilitated both traditional and untraditional privacy-related crimes with both traditional and untraditional scheme, and reviewed alternative solutions to privacy protection and their concomitant dilemmas. An international initiative might be more realistic for coordinating national divergences.

Online publication date: Thu, 30-Jun-2016

 

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