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dc.contributor.advisorGarfinkel, Simson
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Kenneth Nathan
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:44:21Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:44:21Z
dc.date.issued2010-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5141
dc.description.abstractIt is generally easier to disambiguate people with uncommon names than people with common names; in the extreme case a name can be so uncommon that it is used by only a single person on the planet, and no disambiguation is necessary. This thesis explores the use of uncommon names to correlate identity records stored in DoD411 with user profile pages stored on three popular social network sites: LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace. After grounding the approach in theory, a working correlation system is presented. We then statistically sample the results of the correlation to infer statistics about the use of social network sites by DoD personnel. Among the results that we present are the percentage of DoD personnel that have Facebook pages; the ready availability of information about DoD families from information that DoD personnel have voluntarily released on social network sites; and the availability of information related to specific military operations and unit deployments provided by DoD members and their associates on social network sites. We conclude with a brief analysis of the privacy and policy implications of this work.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/correlatingperso109455141
dc.format.extentxvi, 101 p. : ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshComputer scienceen_US
dc.subject.lcshSoftware engineeringen_US
dc.subject.lcshCommunicationen_US
dc.titleCorrelating personal information between DOD411, LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK, and MYSPACE with uncommon namesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRowe, Neil
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science
dc.description.serviceUS Marine Corps (USMC) authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclc671410057
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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