Provided by: The International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering
Geo social networks are the new trend in the social networking now-a-day. With the advance in the Smartphone and internet technology they are achieving more popularity than before. These geo social networking sites make use of the location information of the users. So location privacy of the users is a very big concern. Without adequate privacy protection, however, these systems can be easily misused, e.g., to track users or target them for home invasion. So an added privacy must be provided in order to preserve the location of the users. In this paper, the authors compare the different location privacy settings that can be introduced in geo social applications and different methods that are now adopted to provide security to the users.