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C4PS - Helping Facebookers Manage Their Privacy Settings

Paul, Thomas; Stopczynski, Martin; Puscher, Daniel; Volkamer, Melanie; Strufe, Thorsten ORCID iD icon


The ever increasing popularity of Online Social Networks has left a wealth of personal data on the web, accessible for broad and automatic retrieval. Protection from undesired recipients and harvesting by crawlers is implemented by access control, manually configured by the user in his privacy settings. Privacy unfriendly default settings and the user unfriendly privacy setting interfaces cause an unnoticed over-sharing. We propose C4PS - Colors for Privacy Settings, a concept for future privacy setting interfaces. We developed a mockup for privacy settings in Facebook as a proof of concept, applying color coding for different privacy visibilities, providing easy access to the privacy settings, and generally following common, well known practices. We evaluated this mockup in a lab study and show in the results that the new approach increases the usability significantly. Based on the results we provide a Firefox plug-in implementing C4PS for the new Facebook interface.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35386-4_15
Zitationen: 11
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB)
Kompetenzzentrum für angewandte Sicherheitstechnologie (KASTEL)
Publikationstyp Buchaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2012
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-3-642-35385-7
ISSN: 0302-9743
KITopen-ID: 1000082065
Erschienen in Social informatics : 4th international conference ; proceedings / SocInfo 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland, December 5 - 7, 2012. Karl Aberer ... (ed.)
Verlag Springer Verlag
Seiten 188–201
Serie Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; 7710
Nachgewiesen in Dimensions
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