University of Sioux Falls
Internet services boom imply an increase of private and confidential information deposited by individuals and companies on the service providers. Social network interactions need a recompilation of information that can be used to evaluate the trust that can be deposited on each peer. Existing solutions centered on service providers have both quantitative and qualitative limitations. The authors introduce a new approach based on a trusted identity service located on the access provider that will provide service providers with information about a global and unchangeable trust level of the users.