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Improving the privacy of Facebook users through browser plugin

Cheung, Cho Fai Bartholomew (2021) Improving the privacy of Facebook users through browser plugin. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Facebook is the most popular online social media in the world, its users all over the world. The users can connect with their families, friends, and colleague, etc, and share their personal information, live photos, video, and feeling via Facebook. However, most Facebook users do not aware that their privacy is misused by Facebook without their consent, Facebook may even disclose its user’s data to third-party organizations. Currently, there is no privacy and security preservation mechanism in online social media and notify the users clearly that their data may be used by Facebook or third-party organizations. In this paper, the solutions and recommendations from the researchers for improving Facebook user privacy will be studied and analyzed. Moreover, a browser plugin (or extension) will be studied for the possible solution to enhance the privacy of Facebook users in this research, the users can be aware of their privacy in Facebook and how the plugin can protect their data.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

K Law > KDK Republic of Ireland > Data Protection
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4150 Computer Network Resources > The Internet > World Wide Web > Websites > Online social networks
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunications > The Internet > World Wide Web > Websites > Online social networks
Divisions: School of Computing > Master of Science in Cyber Security
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2021 14:50
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2021 14:50
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5105

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