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.
|Title of host publication||Conference Proceedings of AiCE 2012|
|Subtitle of host publication||Sixth Australian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference|
|Editors||Shona Leitch, Matthew Warren|
|Place of Publication||Melbourne, Australia|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||Sixth International Conference of The Australian Institute of Computer Ethics (AiCE) - School of Information Systems, Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 13 Feb 2012 → 13 Feb 2012
|Conference||Sixth International Conference of The Australian Institute of Computer Ethics (AiCE)|
|Abbreviated title||The impact of Social Media on Computer Ethics|
|Period||13/02/12 → 13/02/12|
Sar, R. K., Al-Saggaf, Y., & Zia, T. (2012). You are what you type: Privacy in online social networks. In S. Leitch, & M. Warren (Eds.), Conference Proceedings of AiCE 2012: Sixth Australian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference (pp. 13-18). Deakin University.