Secret interest groups (SIGs) in social networks with an implementation on Facebook

Alessandro Sorniotti, Refik Molva
2010 Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - SAC '10  
In this paper we present the first framework that allows the creation of Secret Interest Groups (SIGs) in Online Social Networks; SIGs are self managed groups formed outside of the social network, around secret, sensitive or private topics. Members exchange credentials that can be used inside the social network to authenticate upon friendship requests or to secure user-generated content. To this end we present a set of cryptographic algorithms leveraging on well-studied primitives, and we
more » ... be a java implementation of the framework for Facebook.
doi:10.1145/1774088.1774219 dblp:conf/sac/SorniottiM10 fatcat:xlzw4jffvbdt3j45vggjb3g55i