Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Big data for address security and privacy issues in social networks
Author(s): Dr. Savita Kumari Sheoran, Romika Yadav
Abstract: The recent advent in the internet and web technologies has drastically change the pattern of our social interactions. Now a day, the more and more people are joining virtual societies instead of physical societies. This gargantuan use of social media store and share a lot of person information and track the digital footprint of the user. If this information is not handled properly by the social media platform owner and use, it may be stolen by anti social elements and hackers for their personal gain which may include fraud, spam, phishing, malware and third party application. Therefore, it is necessary that the information available on social media be handled and cares properly to avoid misuse. Apart from it, the social media platform generate enormous amount of data which are generally in the differentiated forms like structured, semi-structured and unstructured formats, which could not be handled properly with the traditional database management techniques. Big Data is the term recently coined to handle such data effectively. This paper intends to study the security and privacy issues in published text, media and web pages on the social media regime so that user can enjoy the benefits of these sites without fear of data threats and risks.