Optimal state management of data sharing in Online Social Network (OSN) services

Joon S. Park, Sookyung Kim, Charles A. Kamhoua, Kevin A. Kwiat

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Abstract

Although Online Social Network (OSN) services offer users a variety of benefits, they also bring new threats and privacy issues to the community. In this paper, we first define the data types in OSN services and the states of shared data with respect to Optimal, Under-shared, Over-shared, and Hybrid states. We also identify the facilitating, detracting, and preventive parameters that are responsible for the state transition of the data. We address that, in a reliable OSN service, a user should be able to set up his or her desired level of information sharing with a certain group of other users. However, it is not always clear to the ordinary users how to decide how much information they should reveal to others. Therefore, we propose an approach for helping OSN users determine their optimum levels of information sharing, taking into consideration the payoffs (potential Reward or Cost) based on the Markov decision process (MDP).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc. of the 11th IEEE Int. Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom-2012 - 11th IEEE Int. Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, IUCC-2012
Pages648-655
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 5 2012
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom-2012 - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 25 2012Jun 27 2012

Publication series

NameProc. of the 11th IEEE Int. Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom-2012 - 11th IEEE Int. Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, IUCC-2012

Other

Other11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom-2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period6/25/126/27/12

Keywords

  • OSNs
  • online social networks
  • privacy protection
  • security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Park, J. S., Kim, S., Kamhoua, C. A., & Kwiat, K. A. (2012). Optimal state management of data sharing in Online Social Network (OSN) services. In Proc. of the 11th IEEE Int. Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom-2012 - 11th IEEE Int. Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, IUCC-2012 (pp. 648-655). [6296032] (Proc. of the 11th IEEE Int. Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom-2012 - 11th IEEE Int. Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, IUCC-2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/TrustCom.2012.216