Against the Hypothesis of the End of Privacy

An Agent-Based Modelling Approach to Social Media

  • Paola Tubaro
  • Antonio A Casilli
  • Yasaman Sarabi

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Digital Spaces book series (BRIEFSDIGIT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Conflicting Attitudes of Users, Companies and Governments Over Privacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paola Tubaro, Antonio A. Casilli, Yasaman Sarabi
      Pages 3-6
    3. Paola Tubaro, Antonio A. Casilli, Yasaman Sarabi
      Pages 7-14
    4. Paola Tubaro, Antonio A. Casilli, Yasaman Sarabi
      Pages 15-22
    5. Paola Tubaro, Antonio A. Casilli, Yasaman Sarabi
      Pages 23-27
  3. Modeling Privacy: Online Social Structures and Data Architectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Paola Tubaro, Antonio A. Casilli, Yasaman Sarabi
      Pages 31-46
  4. Why Privacy is not Over Yet (and its Protection is not Futile)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Paola Tubaro, Antonio A. Casilli, Yasaman Sarabi
      Pages 49-53
    3. Paola Tubaro, Antonio A. Casilli, Yasaman Sarabi
      Pages 55-56
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 57-57

About this book

Introduction

Several prominent public voices have advanced the hypothesis that networked communications erode the value of privacy in favor of a transparent connected existence. Especially younger generations are often described as prone to live "open digital lives". This hypothesis has raised considerable controversy, polarizing the reaction of its critics as well as of its partisans. But how likely is the "end of privacy"? Under which conditions might this scenario come to be? What are the business and policy implications? How to ethically assess risks and opportunities? To shed light on the co-evolution and mutual dependencies of networked structures and individual and collective strategies towards privacy, this book innovatively uses cutting-edge methods in computational social sciences to study the formation and maintenance of online social networks. The findings confound common arguments and clearly indicate that Internet and social media do not necessarily entail the end of privacy. Publicity is not "the new norm": quite to the contrary, the book makes the case that privacy is a resilient social force, resulting from a set of interconnected behaviors of Internet users.

Keywords

Agent-based model Privacy Social Networks Social media Social simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Paola Tubaro
    • 1
  • Antonio A Casilli
    • 2
  • Yasaman Sarabi
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Greenwich Business SchoolLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Telecom Paris TechParis Cedex 13France
  3. 3.University of Greenwich Business SchoolLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02456-1
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02455-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02456-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-5890
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-5904
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