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Improving social media network security

With hundreds of millions of people using social media networks as prime tools for communication, the security of information on those networks is becoming a more critical issue.

Arizona State University researchers are working to provide social media users more and better options for protecting their privacy on these networks. Download Full Image

One privacy-protection project presented at a recent international Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining conference detailed studiesby  Pritam Gundecha, Geoffrey Barbier and Huan Liu.

Gundecha and Barbier are computer science Ph.D. students in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering – one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Liu is a professor in the school.

Employing the resources of the school’s Data Mining and Machine Learning Lab,  they hope to develop a Facebook application that enables users to be aware of when members of their networks are especially vulnerable to privacy invasions and thereby threaten the security of entire networks.  Read more.

The ASU researchers’ project piqued the interest of one of the world’s most popular technology blogs.

Article Source: ReadWriteWeb
Joe Kullman

Science writer, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering