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Extending Social Privacy Protector for Twitter Social Network

S. Thiraviya, R. Rajam, P Joseph C, Dr.S.Britto R.Kumar


Social Networking Services provide an online service platform that focuses and facilitates sharing their interest of day to day events. Today it has been a space for professionals, religious leaders, politicians, students and likeminded groups to propagate and share their views. A recent survey estimated that 85% of internet users use online social network sites such as Twitter, Linkedln and google+ and Facebook. With all their merits and appreciation, social networks face a number of problems such as scalability, reliability, security like spam, phishing and malware, account sent spam and account hijacking or hacking the password. Hence, protecting the social networks is the major concern of the world community and therefore this paper specifically focuses on privacy. The Facebook is depending on default privacy settings and Twitter is in Public setting. Since Twitter is in public setting, providing privacy is essential and it is the need of time. This paper attempts to improve privacy settings in term of restricted uses for twitter Social Network. To substantiate, the questionnaires are prepared and survey has made for the twitter users. The observations and results are discussed.


Face Book, Privacy, Profiles, Social Network Analysis, Social Network Security, Twitter.

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