Call me maybe: understanding nature and risks of sharing mobile numbers on online social networks

@inproceedings{Jain2013CallMM,
  title={Call me maybe: understanding nature and risks of sharing mobile numbers on online social networks},
  author={Prachi Jain and P. Kumaraguru},
  booktitle={COSN '13},
  year={2013}
}
  • Prachi Jain, P. Kumaraguru
  • Published in COSN '13 2013
  • Computer Science
  • Little research explores the activity of sharing mobile numbers on OSNs, in particular via public posts. In this work, we understand the characteristics and risks of mobile numbers shared on OSNs either via profile or public posts and focus on Indian mobile numbers. We collected 76,347 unique mobile numbers posted by 85,905 users on Twitter and Facebook and analyzed 2,997 numbers, prefixed with +91. We observed that most users shared their own mobile numbers to spread urgent information and to… CONTINUE READING
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