AW: Data mining as a means to protect privacy in social networks

Dear colleagues,

Sorry for spamming this mailing list, but please take this as a reminder to participate in our evaluation on data mining, privacy and social networks.

NEW: Meanwhile Bianca implemented a new feature that allows you in a one click approach to invite your friends. 

I hope you will enjoy your participation.

Best regards,


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Von: Langendörfer Peter 
Gesendet: Freitag, 9. März 2012 09:19
An: (
Cc: public-privacy (W3C mailing list); Bianca Boeckelmann (boeckbia@TU-Cottbus.De)
Betreff: Data mining as a means to protect privacy in social networks

Dear all,

I am currently supervising a Master thesis which researches which private attribute of individuals  can be deduced from their social network. The ultimate goal is to create a tool that predicts such attribute before entering additional data into the social network.

In order to get a solid base for experiments we are currently gathering data via Facebook. My student Bianca (cc) has developed the application "Hidden Profile". You find the application after a successful login to Facebook by clicking on the following link:

Please support her research and find out for yourself what information your friends can indirectly reveal about you.

The time needed  is minimal. All data are treated anonymously and confidentially. A detailed description of the privacy policy followed  is given there as well.

If you have any question please do not hesitate and contact me or Bianca.

Thank you in advance,



Prof. Dr. Peter Langendörfer
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System Design

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