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The increasing popularity of social network system (SNS) sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, has raised concerns about privacy particularly the risk of private information leakages and the secondary use of those information. Users' information is being shared/leaked in a number of ways including the use of tracking technologies (such as HTTP cookies). This paper will provide an analysis of the privacy issues related to OSNs and using a hypothetical scenario it will argue for the SNS users' right to privacy. It is hoped that the analysis will raise awareness about the threats to privacy from the current practice to information leakages and the future possibilities of information leakage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of AiCE 2012
Subtitle of host publicationSixth Australian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference
EditorsShona Leitch, Matthew Warren
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
PublisherDeakin University
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780987229816
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventSixth International Conference of The Australian Institute of Computer Ethics (AiCE) - School of Information Systems, Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 13 Feb 201213 Feb 2012


ConferenceSixth International Conference of The Australian Institute of Computer Ethics (AiCE)
Abbreviated titleThe impact of Social Media on Computer Ethics
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