Privacy issues in mobile social networks

Racha Ajami, Nabeel Al Qirim, Noha Ramadan

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Smart mobile devices and an abundance of social mobile applications are emerging that facilitate different interactions between friends and business people. Despite this growing momentum in such social networks; privacy loops as a concern amongst users. The increasing number of users of such applications in general and location-aware applications more specifically, surges the likelihood of security breaches. This is due to the increasing number of users of such applications and to the nature of established trust amongst such users. In this research, we will address such privacy concerns considering the users' points-of-view and their acceptance of such applications highlighting the most common types. The research will elucidate some of the suggested mechanisms to endorse users' trust in social interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)672-679
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event3rd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, ANT 2012 and 9th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems, MobiWIS 2012 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Duration: Aug 27 2012Aug 29 2012


  • Location-based devices
  • Mobile social networking
  • Privacy
  • Social network applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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