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Managing an "Ocean" of Content

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

August 30, 2010

A team from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has created a unique model to manage user-generated content on social networking sites. That's according to U.S. News & World Report, which describes the development of the Context-Based Privacy Model to allow Internet sites to automatically adjust privacy "to the context in which the data is accessed." According to one of the team's members, social networks have created "a vast ocean of user-generated content" where "users may be unknowingly granting access to their data, leading to grave privacy concerns." The model, which was supported by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation, is described as unique because it focuses on context rather than content in privacy protection.
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