Impact of privacy invasion in social network sites

Amrit Regmi, Abeer Alsadoon, Chandana Withana, Salih Ali, A. Elchouemic

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Data mining is a process of discovering unknown information from large datasets. Data mining is an effective way for a malicious hacker to extract information about people or any organization. This technique is useful when data from social networking sites like Facebook are taken into consideration. So, increasing use of social networking sites has lifted concerns about the misuse of people's' privacy. The main aim of this study is to find how people's privacy is invaded using data mining technique. The proposed system applies Random decision forest algorithm to study the patterns of SNS users. It uses various attributes to make a decision forest for knowledge discovery. The Rule Id from decision forest is mainly used to predict the privacy of people. The result using random decision tree has shown the better performance and accuracy in finding the knowledge from the given Facebook information. The accuracy has increased by 70.836 to 78.854 %. The processing time is increased by 0.6 to 0.3 seconds. The proposed system has been able to find the sensitive patterns using the classifiers called random decision forest algorithm. By using different dataset, the result was more accurate and less time-consuming.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 IEEE 8th annual computing and communication workshop and conference
EditorsSatyajit Chakrabarti, Himadri Nath Saha
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538646496
ISBN (Print)9781538646502 (Print on demand)
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2018
Event8th IEEE Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference: IEEE-CCWC 2018 - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 08 Jan 201810 Jan 2018 (Archived page) (Conference website)


Conference8th IEEE Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
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