Usable Privacy Controls for Blogs

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Usable Privacy Controls for Blogs
—Web 2.0 applications, including blogs, wikis and social networking sites, pose challenging privacy issues. Many users are unaware that search engines index personal information from these sites and offer public access to collected data. As a consequence, privacy invasions are rampant. In this paper, we demonstrate that tag-based privacy policies are a usable and flexible privacy control method for Web 2.0 applications. Content owners express their privacy policy in terms of tags on content objects; the system then applies the policy to objects based on the tags assigned to them. We implemented tag-based privacy controls as a plugin to the WordPress blogging system, and conducted a user study to measure whether users could efficiently implement real-world privacy concerns with tagbased policies. Despite limited time, training and familiarity with the blogging system, a third of the participants chose the tag-based policy tools. These users were able to perform privacy-related tasks...
Michael Hart, Claude Castille, Rob Johnson, Amanda
Added 20 May 2010
Updated 20 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CSE
Authors Michael Hart, Claude Castille, Rob Johnson, Amanda Stent
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