Social networks lack cues to impede divulgence of personal information

Amanda J. Cox, Yeslam Al-Saggaf, Kate McLean

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Social networking users are presented with a plethora of profile and privacy settings; most of which are left defaulted. As a result,there is little understanding of the fields that make up the user profile, the privacy settings available to safeguard the user, and the ramifications of not changing the same. Concerns relating to the unprecedented quantities of Personally Identifiable Information being stored need to be addressed. By employing a risk matrix to a social media profile,a user could be alerted to the potential dangers of the information being contained within the profile. By adapting this tool,the risks to the individual userof a social media profile will be minimized
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCulture, technology, communication
Subtitle of host publicationCommon world, different futures? Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on culture, technology, communication
EditorsCharles Ess
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9788299977012
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event10th International Conference on Culture, Technology, Communication (CaTaC'16) - University of West London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Jun 201617 Jun 2016


Conference10th International Conference on Culture, Technology, Communication (CaTaC'16)
Abbreviated titleCulture, Technology, Communication: Common worlds, different futures?
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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