Security in the 21st Century

  title={Security in the 21st Century},
  author={Billy Henson and Bradford W Reyns and Bonnie S. Fisher},
  journal={Criminal Justice Review},
  pages={253 - 268}
In the last decade, online social networking websites have become immensely popular worldwide, with the number of users growing exponentially. With a social network account, users can post an array of personal information and link their profile to those of other users, forming virtual communities. In the last few years, security and protection of private information posted on social networking sites has piqued the interest of researchers. Generally, the focus of this research has been limited… 

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