Online Social Networks: Privacy Challenges and Proposed Security Framework for Facebook
A. Mukesh Kumar1, B. Nupur Sharma2, Shreesh Kumar Shrivastava3
1Mukesh Kumar, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, MITM, Dehradun, India.
2Noopur, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, MITM, Dehradun, India.
3Shreesh Kr.Shrivastava, Department of Electronics Engineering, MITM, Dehradun, India.

Manuscript received on March 03, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on March 04, 2014. | Manuscript published on March 05, 2014. | PP: 129-133 | Volume-4 Issue-1, March 2014. | Retrieval Number: A2111034114/2014©BEIESP
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Abstract: Social networking sites facilitate and develops a virtual community for people to share their thoughts, interest activities or to increase their horizon of camaraderie. With the advancement in Social networking sites or we can refer it as with online social networks the user can connect to each other. With all these options available on Social Networking sites it creates a virtual world for the users. Social Networking sites go upwards because of all these reasons. In recent years indicates that for many people they are now the mainstream communication technology. Social networking sites come under few of the most frequently browsed categories websites in the world. Nevertheless Social Networking sites are also vulnerable to various problems threats and attacks such as disclosure of information, identity thefts etc. Privacy practices in social networking sites often appear convoluted as information sharing stands in discord with the need to reduce disclosure-related abuses. Facebook is one such most popular and widely used Social Networking sites which has its own robust set of Privacy policies. Yet they are also prone to various privacy issues and attacks. In this work we examine the currently existing privacy policies of Facebook since 2013 and then provide with certain new policies that enhance and strengthen the existing ones. We conclude with a discussion of how these educts may be integrated into the design of Facebook like Social Networking sites systems to facilitate interaction while enhancing the individual privacy.
Keywords: Social networking sites (SNS’s), Cyber Stalking, Cyber Bullying.