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Student Awareness on Social Network Access Control Policy—An Evaluation of Facebook

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Social network has become a popular application among online community especially college students. Online community use social network as a platform for interacting with each other regardless their locations. In social network applications, users can share all types of information as either private or public data. These data and information can easily being manipulated and corrupted for the benefits of certain unethical parties. Initiatives had been made to protect all the shared information, by some social network provider. Access control policy is one of the applicable method to manage accessible information around the user. In this paper, researchers investigate student’s awareness and knowledge on social network access control policy. In addition, student’s receptiveness in managing their data and information that they shared via social network are collectively surveyed. The result of this research is based on questionnaire survey from 130 selected college students. Questions were based on their activities, understanding and perception towards social network that they used.
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Keywords: Access Control Policy; Facebook; Social Network

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, UiTM Shah Alam Selangor, Malaysia

Publication date: November 1, 2017

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