Solutions to security and privacy issues in mobile social networking

Aaron Beach*, Mike Gartrell, Richard Han

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Social network information is now being used in ways for which it may have not been originally intended. In particular, increased use of smartphones capable of running applications which access social network information enable applications to be aware of a user's location and preferences. However, current models for exchange of this information require users to compromise their privacy and security. We present several of these privacy and security issues, along with our design and implementation of solutions for these issues. Our work allows location-based services to query local mobile devices for users' social network information, without disclosing user identity or compromising users' privacy and security. We contend that it is important that such solutions be accepted as mobile social networks continue to grow exponentially.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1036-1042
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780769538235
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 29 Aug 200931 Aug 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2009
Volume4

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period29/08/0931/08/09

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