A study of privacy settings errors in an online social network

@article{Madejski2012ASO,
  title={A study of privacy settings errors in an online social network},
  author={Michelle Madejski and Maritza L. Johnson and Steven M. Bellovin},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops},
  year={2012},
  pages={340-345}
}
Access control policies are notoriously difficult to configure correctly, even people who are professionally trained system administrators experience difficulty with the task. With the increasing popularity of online social networks (OSN) users of all levels are sharing an unprecedented amount of personal information on the Internet. Most OSNs give users the ability to specify what they share with whom, but the difficulty of the task raises the question of whether users' privacy settings match… CONTINUE READING
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