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Preventing Private Information Inference Attacks on Social Networks

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Syeda Meraj Bilfaqih
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On-line social networks, such as Facebook, are increasingly utilized by many people. These networks allow users to publish details about them-selves and connect to their friends. Some of the information revealed inside these networks is meant to be private. Yet it is possible that corporations could use learning algorithms on released data to predict undisclosed private information. In this paper, we explore how to launch inference at-tacks using released social networking data to predict undisclosed private information about individuals. We then devise three possible sanitization techniques that could be used in various situations. Then, we explore the e?ectiveness of these techniques by implementing them on a dataset obtained from the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas network of the Facebook social networking application and attempting to use methods of collective inference to discover sensitive attributes of the data set. We show that we can decrease the e?ectiveness of both local and relational classification algorithms by using the sanitization methods we described. Further, we discover a problem domain where collective inference degrades the performance of classification algorithms for determining private attributes.

Syeda Meraj Bilfaqih

Social Networks, Markov Networks, SVM, Learning Algorithm

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 6 | November-December - 2015
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2015-12-25 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
227-238 IJSRSET151631   Technoscience Academy

Cite This Article

Syeda Meraj Bilfaqih, "Preventing Private Information Inference Attacks on Social Networks", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp.227-238, November-December-2015.
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