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C4PS - Helping Facebookers Manage Their Privacy Settings

Paul, Thomas and Stopczynski, Martin and Puscher, Daniel and Volkamer, Melanie and Strufe, Thorsten (2012):
C4PS - Helping Facebookers Manage Their Privacy Settings.
In: Social Informatics 4th International Conference, SocInfo 2012, proceedings, Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer, pp. 188-201, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35386-4_15,
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Abstract

The ever increasing popularity of Online Social Networks has left a wealth of personal data on the web, accessible for broad and automatic retrieval. Protection from undesired recipients and harvesting by crawlers is implemented by access control, manually configured by the user in his privacy settings. Privacy unfriendly default settings and the user unfriendly privacy setting interfaces cause an unnoticed over-sharing. We propose C4PS - Colors for Privacy Settings, a concept for future privacy setting interfaces. We developed a mockup for privacy settings in Facebook as a proof of concept, applying color coding for different privacy visibilities, providing easy access to the privacy settings, and generally following common, well known practices. We evaluated this mockup in a lab study and show in the results that the new approach increases the usability significantly. Based on the results we provide a Firefox plug-in implementing C4PS for the new Facebook interface.

Item Type: Book Section
Erschienen: 2012
Creators: Paul, Thomas and Stopczynski, Martin and Puscher, Daniel and Volkamer, Melanie and Strufe, Thorsten
Title: C4PS - Helping Facebookers Manage Their Privacy Settings
Language: English
Abstract:

The ever increasing popularity of Online Social Networks has left a wealth of personal data on the web, accessible for broad and automatic retrieval. Protection from undesired recipients and harvesting by crawlers is implemented by access control, manually configured by the user in his privacy settings. Privacy unfriendly default settings and the user unfriendly privacy setting interfaces cause an unnoticed over-sharing. We propose C4PS - Colors for Privacy Settings, a concept for future privacy setting interfaces. We developed a mockup for privacy settings in Facebook as a proof of concept, applying color coding for different privacy visibilities, providing easy access to the privacy settings, and generally following common, well known practices. We evaluated this mockup in a lab study and show in the results that the new approach increases the usability significantly. Based on the results we provide a Firefox plug-in implementing C4PS for the new Facebook interface.

Title of Book: Social Informatics 4th International Conference, SocInfo 2012, proceedings
Series Name: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number: 7710
Place of Publication: Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-3-642-35385-7
Uncontrolled Keywords: Facebook
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Security, Usability and Society
Profile Areas
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
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LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
Event Title: 4th International Conference, SocInfo 2012, proceedings
Event Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Event Dates: December 5 - 7, 2012
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2016 11:42
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35386-4_15
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2012-0266
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