Social Applications in the Home Network Articles uri icon

publication date

  • February 2010

start page

  • 220

end page

  • 225

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 56

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0098-3063

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1558-4127

abstract

  • Home devices like set-top boxes and media gateways are a rich source of users' information. They can play a role to facilitate interactions with friends and relatives in social networks. However these interactions
    have to follow policies to safeguard users' privacy while maintaining
    the complexity low for the average user. In this article we prototype an
    architecture based for home devices to participate in social networks.
    Besides, we explore the privacy issues and how the privacy offered in
    social networks can be improved.