Facebook Privacy

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Internet is the technology that is growing day-by-day throughout the world. Through internet, users are connected to their friends and relatives through social networking sites and it also provide a chance to make new friends. These social networking sites play a beneficial role in person's life but they are not secure and sometimes it grabs users in dangerous situations. These websites are the source of socializing now days. Almost every age group like teenagers, youngsters, adults, etc uses the social networking sites and connects with world. People became addictive of them. They thought that social networking sites are essential part of their life so they share too much or almost each and every information of their daily routine on social …show more content…
Most common social networking sites are Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Classmates etc. Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites with frequently growing number of users. Many researchers investigate the usability about privacy and security of facebook. Deirdre O’brien and Ann M. Torres (2012) investigate in their research paper about Facebook users’ perceptions of online privacy, exploring user awareness about privacy issues and how their actions is control by this awareness, as well as the role of trust in social networking environment. Their survey based on the network of 285 Facebook friends. Their study result shows that over half of Facebook users have a high level of privacy awareness. Privacy commonly related to third parties’ who access Facebook users’ …show more content…
Security is one of the things which never compromise in any condition. Now a day’s security of Facebook is become a serious issue. Numbers of crimes are increases because people are not aware of Facebook privacy policies. They don’t know, what they are share on social networking sites some time that information misuses against them. Criminal take users personal information and use it to fulfill their evil purposes. Users never read the terms and conditions that they accepted before joining the Facebook. This study is about to check female users perception about privacy and security of Facebook. For usability testing a questionnaire will be conducted from 200 female students that are based on security and privacy of Facebook. Half of users belong to computer science background and other is non-computer science students. Some security and privacy related task set are also defined for these female students and ask them to perform these tasks and investigate their behavior. This paper also evaluate that how much people knows about the features of Facebook, gives awareness of users about third party applications, which uses their data and personal information for their own

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