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NOTE: This is a very outdated (one might say deprecated!) draft of this paper, and should under no circumstances be cited, or preferably even read. I have kept it here for posterity and so as to not break old links or anger the Google Gods. For the latest and greatest - and much more refined - version of this Article, please visit: http://links.cpeterson.org/losingface thanks! - cp

S AVI NG FA C E The Privacy Architecture Of Facebook

Senior Thesis University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Spring 2009 Chris Peterson

DRAFT - FOR COMMENT ( S PRING 2 0 0 9 ) ! 3 TABLE O F C O NTE NTS Acknowledgements

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Abstract

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Introduction: Losing Face

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Part 1: Facebook and Social Behavior

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF FACEBOOK

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1.1: Finding Hotties At Harvard, Keeping Friends At College

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1.2: Little Brother Is Watching You: High Schools And Photo Sharing

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1.3: Here Comes Everybody: 200 Million users And Beyond

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THE SOCIAL PRACTICES OF FACEBOOK

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1.4: Real Friends And Weak Ties

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1.5: Privacy Practices and Concerns on Facebook: Exhibitionists Don’t Go ‘Ick’

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CASE STUDIES

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1.6: A Series of Stories

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Part 2: The Problem of Privacy on Facebook

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WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

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2.1: Identifying the Interests

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2.2: Privacy as Contextual Integrity

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PRIVACY, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND THE DYNAMICS OF DISCLOSURE

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2.3: The Architecture of Privacy

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2.4: The Privacy Architecture of Facebook

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FACEBOOK’S COUNTERFACTUAL DESIGN

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2.5: The Technological Fictions of Facebook

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2.6: Flat Friendships

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2.7: Invisible Audiences

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2.8: Strange Disclosure Defaults

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Part 3: Reconstructing Collapsed Contexts

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DRAFT - FOR COMMENT (SPRING 2009)

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WHAT SHOULD BE DONE

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3.1: Why Facebook Should Care

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3.2: Why Law Won’t Work

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3.3: Why Markets Won’t Work

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3.4: Why Code Could Work

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CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT THAT PRIVILEGES PRIVACY

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3.5: Some Guiding Principles For Usable Privacy

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3.6: The Wisdom of Friends: Loosely Typed Privacy Clusters

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3.7: Restoring a Sense of Place: Feedback, Salience, and Visibility

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3.8: Smarter Defaults: Norms, Networks, and Proactive Privacy

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3.9 The Caveats of Code

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Conclusion: Saving Face

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

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DRAFT - FOR COMMENT ( S PRING 2 0 0 9 ) ! 5 Acknowledgements Professors Katsh and Gaitenby are great professors, colleagues, and friends. I would like to especially thank Alan for his endless patience as I pitched idea after idea - each less worthy than the last - at him during long afternoons in Gordon Hall. It is hard to imagine a better thesis committee. They were patient with my crossdisciplinary aspirations, recognizing that desperate times call for diverse methods. I am incredibly grateful for their assistance in this project and would love to work with them again. Professor Jensen here at UMass, Professor Zittrain at Harvard, Professor Brown at the Oxford Internet Institute, and Professor Grimmelmann at NYLS all helped orient me at critical times in my research. Professors Cranor and Acquisti of Carnegie Mellon and danah boyd graciously put up with my