Patterns Of Communication Can Weaken Privacy In Social Networks

Patterns Of Communication Can Weaken Privacy In Social Networks

Users of Social Networks may be compromising sensitive information about themselves, experts believe.

Naresh Kumar
  • 18 march 2010

Computer scientists and experts believe that profiles on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter can potentially be used by identity thieves to find sensitive information about their users, including their Social Security numbers. Researchers at several universities have deduced that by using publicly available data and complex data mining, researchers could identify personal information about users of social networks, to a great degree of accuracy.

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