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Online social networks (OSN) have become an integral part of human life for communication, interaction and sharing the information. Due to technological advancement, everyone has access to these social networking platforms and unfortunately, many times, users are not aware of the revelation of their personal information publicly on these platforms. Leakage of a user’s private information can happen in different ways. In this paper, social network and many key privacy issues associated with online social networking platform are discussed. Based on these discussions, some prevention strategies are suggested to improve a user’s privacy and security on social networking platform. This study will help the readers to understand the security and privacy issues to be aware of while using the social network.
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