Although we studied Facebook friendship ties, network data is pervasive in the broader context of computer–mediated communication, raising significant privacy issues for communication technologies to which there are no neat solutions.
Social networking Web sites, e–mail, instant messaging, telephone, and Vo IP are all technologies steeped in network data — data relating one person to another.
Network data shifts the locus of information control away from individuals, as the individual’s traditional and absolute discretion is replaced by that of his social network.
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