How does Facebook invade the privacy and security information of data users? Are people concerned about their privacy while using Facebook?
Fuzzy Facebook Privacy Boundaries: Exploring Mediated Lurking, Vague-booking, and Facebook Privacy Management
In order to analyze privacy in the environment of Facebook, the article applies the Communication Privacy Theory. Therefore, the objective is “to explore relationships between concern about mediated lurking, strategic ambiguity (or vague-booking) on Facebook, and Facebook privacy management” (Child and Starcher para. 1). It should be noted that 383 individuals participated in the online survey (Child and Starcher para. 1). It revealed that the more users are concerned about mediated lurking, the more they adhere to strategic ambiguity, and women enact less privacy management on Facebook compared to men.
Facebook’s Privacy Problems: A Roundup
The article appears to be a response to one of the problems of Facebook operation, which allowed app developers to see the photos, which users uploaded, but did not post. That was an example of a severe privacy invasion, and this occasion was not an isolated case. In addition, the article presents a brief overview of the problems in this social network, which occurred in recent times and lead to serious privacy issues (“Facebook’s Privacy Problems: A Roundup”). Therefore, it implies a summary of privacy invasion cases of Facebook, which happened for recent several years and provides a comprehensive review of the problem.
Facebook to pay record $5bn to settle privacy concerns
Unlike the previous article, the current one describes the attempts of the Facebook administration to address the privacy problems. It regards the situation, when Facebook revealed personal information about participants of an online personality quiz and sold it to Cambridge Analytica, a firm, which activity implies analysis of data (“Facebook to pay a record $5bn to settle privacy concerns” para. 4). Therefore, the article contains a description of measures Facebook administration attempted to find the solution to this issue. In addition, governmental organizations, such as the US Federal Trade Commission, participated in addressing the problems of Facebook users’ privacy.
What drives you to check in on Facebook? Motivations, privacy concerns, and mobile phone involvement for location-based information sharing
The current article explores the motivation for conducting location check-in. The study observes it as “a form of in-group electronic word-of-mouth” and attempts to outline the connection to privacy concerns (Kim para. 1). As for users of Facebook, they do not perceive it as a means of sharing information (Kim para. 1). However, the opinion appears to be varied among the non-users of this social network and location check-in (Kim para. 1). Thus, the article outlines mixed reasons for check-in motivations and shows that young people tend not to have concerns about their privacy.
Facebook privacy management strategies: A cluster analysis of user privacy behaviors
The focus of this research implies privacy management behaviors that users of Facebook adhere to while communicating via this social network. The possible behaviors include “using vendor-provided privacy settings, limiting self-disclosures, and managing network size” (Lankton et al. para. 1). While previous studies concentrate on them separately, the current research covers them in a group (Lankton et al. para. 1). Thus, the article presents an exploration of a combination of privacy management behaviors applied by Facebook users to appropriate privacy management strategies.
Child, Jeffrey T., and Shawn C. Starcher. “Fuzzy Facebook Privacy Boundaries: Exploring Mediated Lurking, Vague-booking, and Facebook Privacy Management”. Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 54, 2016, pp. 483-490.
“Facebook’s Privacy Problems: A Roundup”. The Guardian, 2018. Web.
“Facebook to pay record $5bn to settle privacy concerns”. BBC News, 2019. Web.
Kim, Hyang-Sook. “What drives you to check in on Facebook? Motivations, privacy concerns, and mobile phone involvement for location-based information sharing”. Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 54, 2016, pp. 397-406.
Lankton, Nancy K., McKnight, D. Harrison, and John F. Tripp. “Facebook privacy management strategies: A cluster analysis of user privacy behaviors”. Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 76, 2017, pp. 149-163.