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USENIX Association

June 18, 2010 09:00 ET

2010 USENIX Federated Conferences Week Presents 3rd Workshop on Online Social Networks

Research Reveals That All Online Social Networks Studied Exhibit Some Leakage of Private Information to Third Parties

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2010) -  Do mobile online social networks leak private information to third parties? In a study to be presented at the 3rd Workshop on Online Social Networks, the answer is a resounding yes. Learn more about the eye-opening research, which examines the impact of mobile online social networks from a privacy standpoint, in "Privacy Leakage in Mobile Online Social Networks."

The 3rd Workshop on Online Social Networks is part of the 2010 USENIX Federated Conferences Week, June 22-25, 2010, featuring the latest research and trends, presented in conferences and workshops including HotCloud '10, HotStorage '10, the FAST-OS Workshop, WebApps '10, and the 2010 USENIX Annual Technical Conference.

The 3rd Workshop on Online Social Networks explores all aspects of online social networks. "Privacy Leakage in Mobile Online Social Networks" presents a taxonomy of ways to study privacy leakage and reports on the current status of known leakages. They will provide details of the study, which reveals that all mobile online social networks analyzed exhibit some leakage of private information to third parties.

2010 USENIX Federated Conferences Week registration is available online. For press badges contact Wendy Grubow at

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