DECENT: A decentralized architecture for enforcing privacy in online social networks

  title={DECENT: A decentralized architecture for enforcing privacy in online social networks},
  author={Sonia Jahid and Shirin Nilizadeh and Prateek Mittal and Nikita Borisov and Apu Kapadia},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops},
A multitude of privacy breaches, both accidental and malicious, have prompted users to distrust centralized providers of online social networks (OSNs) and investigate decentralized solutions. We examine the design of a fully decentralized (peer-to-peer) OSN, with a special focus on privacy and security. In particular, we wish to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of user content and the privacy of user relationships. We propose DECENT, an architecture for OSNs that uses a… 

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