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Privacy-Enabling Social Networking Over Untrusted Networks

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Executive Summary

Current social networks require users to place absolute faith in their operators, and the inability of operators to protect users from malicious agents has led to sensitive private information being made public. The authors propose an architecture for social networking that protects users' social information from both the operator and other network users. This architecture builds a social network out of smart clients and an untrusted central server in a way that removes the need for faith in network operators and gives users control of their privacy.

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