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Instant Messaging (IM) is a useful tool for collaborative work. However, the awareness and communication features of IM pose a tension with privacy desires. In-adequate support for managing privacy could lead to suboptimal use of IM and thereby undermine its benefits. The authors conducted interviews and an Internet survey to understand privacy attitudes and practices in IM usage. Based on the findings from these studies, they designed an IM plugin to improve the support for privacy management in current IM systems. The plugin detects conflicts in privacy preferences, notifies the parties involved, and allows negotiation of a resolution.
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