Privacy and Facebook

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Author(s) Ronan Comer | Nigel Mc Kelvey| Kevin Curran
Pages 1626-1630
Volume 2
Issue 9
Date September, 2012
Keywords Cloud, security, CABLE, Botcloud, legal

Abstract

Social Networking is continually growing and showing more possibilities. Facebook the leading social network site is approaching 1 billion members. Facebook guarantees more than friend requests and also acts as an excellent marketing tool for businesses. Social media is a technology allowing the nation to publish instantly and economically on the internet. It encourages live discussion on a huge range of topics, with not only friends, but businesses and consumers. Facebook serves 120 billion hits per day, stored 60 billion photos and generated 150TB (Terabytes) of logs every day. Privacy - or lack of it - however has provoked outrage at various times in the media. This paper seeks to examine the ramifications of poor privacy management by Facebook.

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