To join or not to join: the illusion of privacy in social networks with mixed public and private user profiles

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In order to address privacy concerns, many social media websites allow users to hide their personal profiles from the public. In this work, we show how an adversary can exploit an online social network with a mixture of public and private user profiles to predict the private attributes of users. We map this problem to a relational classification problem and… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/1526709.1526781
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@inproceedings{Zheleva2009ToJO, title={To join or not to join: the illusion of privacy in social networks with mixed public and private user profiles}, author={Elena Zheleva and Lise Getoor}, booktitle={WWW}, year={2009} }