Configuring audience-oriented privacy policies

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A variety of applications allow users to post and share large amounts of personal information. Yet users also sometimes unintentionally expose their data to wide audiences. Users struggle to manage the sharing and protection of their personal data with current privacy mechanisms. We propose AudienceView, an alternative privacy policy interface to provide a better mental model and visual feedback for privacy management on social network sites. In this paper, we present the prototype and evaluate its performance against an existing social network site privacy interface. The results demonstrate that with our prototype users can modify a privacy policy with greater confidence, in less time. Copyright 2009 ACM.

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Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security

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