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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Case Study Of Comparing Security Features Of Facebook And Google Plus

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Raniah M. Alsahafi



Cloud computing, Facebook, Google plus, Data privacy, security risks, social networking.



The topic of cloud computing is becoming well known these days. It enables many services to be easily accessed in the internet in anywhere in the world. People are sharing their life events with their friends over the internet using several types of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, My Space, Google Plus and so on. This lead to spread much valuable information and it becomes hard to prevent these information from leaking. This Study compare the security features of the most popular social network: Facebook and Google plus. It discusses major features and threats that face them. Users are the most important defense line whether they are using Facebook or Google Plus. They are the only one who know how much security and privacy that they need and control the amount of information that they can post, also who allowed to access their profiles. I have tested the possibility of some of these threats. Furthermore, I had our own experience to test their users’ security awareness. Then, based on all of that, I have compared between them in terms of security and privacy. Finally, I present my point of view regarding the case study.



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