Defining and Controlling Location Based Privacy Settings on Facebook: A study and Evaluation

Sri Lakshmi Harikrishnan


Supervised by Alia I Abdelmoty; Moderated by George Theodorakopoulos

This main aim of this project is to investigate the usability of Facebook with regards to the user???s ability to define and control location-based privacy settings. In other words, the project will investigate the transparency of Facebook with regards to location data retrieved through the examination of permissions, privacy settings and feedback. Usability evaluation of permissions and privacy settings will be carried out and a study will be conducted on how both factors (transparency and usability) influences the overall control users have over their location data. The project will also investigate whether this overall level of control the application provides its users affect the perception of trust between the user and Facebook.

Initial Plan (31/01/2016) [Zip Archive]

Final Report (06/05/2016) [Zip Archive]

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