p2pnet news view | Security:- Teachers and and students at the University of Washington who believe visitors to social networks sites need a better way to protect themselves think they may have found an answer.
“Rather than manage whitelists, blacklists, accounts and passwords, our users guard content with secret questions that only subgroups of their friends can answer,” they say on the site.
“This is more intuitive, scalable, social, and fun than access control lists, providing an infrastructure that allows people to share more of their lives online.”
And with that in mind, “We are currently building a demonstration Facebook application,” the say, going on »»»
We will later deploy a web service allowing users of 3rd party websites to incorporate the same question & answer access controls.
We can guard content with questions that only our social subgroups can answer.
For a more thorough discussion of question & answer access control, see the academic website, read the peer-reviewed paper and the results of the published studies, and watch the academic talk, suggest Friendbo’s creators.
Meanwhile, “Try our Facebook application (we’re still writing it) at http://apps.facebook.com/friendbo,” the say.
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