Privacy as information access and illusory control: The case of the Facebook News Feed privacy outcry

  title={Privacy as information access and illusory control: The case of the Facebook News Feed privacy outcry},
  author={Christopher M. Hoadley and Heng Xu and Joey J. Lee and Mary Beth Rosson},
  journal={Electron. Commer. Res. Appl.},

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