For Your Eyes Only: Privacy, Empowerment and Technology in the Context of Social Networks

User Empowerment in Social Media Culture Conference
Brussels, Belgium | November 30, 2012

Privacy in social network is typically associated with the difficulty of configuring the settings so that the uploaded information does not become available to unintended audiences. There is however a wide range of security and privacy issues in these systems, as well as a diversity of technologies that have been proposed to improve the protection of their users. This panel tackled the question of what it means to protect security and privacy in social networks. Panelists discussed the different types of threats, assumptions, adversarial models, security and privacy objectives, available technologies to achieve these objectives, as well as the limitations of these technologies.

I was a panelist.