Enhancement of Social Network Security by Third Party Application

Date Added: Mar 2013
Format: PDF

Social networking sites such as Facebook, Google, twitter provide third party applications such as games and productivity applications by providing a social application platform. These interfaces enable popular site enhancements but poses privacy risks by exposing user data to third party developers. The current security mechanisms, such as privacy policies and access control mechanisms fall short on protecting the privacy of the users. In this paper, the authors are representing a framework for a privacy enhanced social network security application that technically enforces the protection of the personal data of a user, when interacting with social applications.