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Privacy and Security in Social Networking in Smart Cities

moustaka et al.This paper   Smart Cities at Risk!: Privacy and Security Borderlines from Social Networking in Cities written by Moustaka, V. Theodosiou, Z. Vakali, A. and Kounoudes A., deals with the impact of Online Social Networks (OSN) privacy and security risks on the social dimensions of smart cities and attempts to investigate their interaction. Moreover, it introduces the issue of children’ privacy and security and proposes a relationship model of security and privary threats.


As smart cities infrastructures mature, data becomes a valuable asset which can radically improve city services and tools. Registration, acquisition and utilization of data, which will be transformed into smart services, are becoming more necessary than ever. Online social networks with their enormous momentum are one of the main sources of urban data offering heterogeneous real-time data at a minimal cost. However, various types of attacks often appear on them, which risk users’ privacy and affect their online trust. The purpose of this article is to investigate how risks on online social networks affect smart cities and study the differences between privacy and security threats with regard to smart people and smart living dimensions.
Threats on OSN
Figure 1. Threats on Online Social Networks. Source: Current paper.
To cite this article:
V. Moustaka, Z. Theodosiou, A. Vakali, A. Kounoudes. 2018. Smart cities at risk! : privacy and security threats borderlines from social networking in cities. In the 2018 Web Conference Companion (WWW’18 Companion), April 23-27, 2018, Lyon, France, ACM, New York, NY, 6 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3184558.319151

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