The area that I would like to conduct research in will be security and privacy using social networking sites as well as using social media in general. There are a number of cracks in cyber security using social media sites and most hackers intend on exploiting those defaults for gains in criminalized activities ranging from identity theft to monetary theft to defamation to violent crimes committed from information gained from these sites; i.e(address, phone number or demographics in general).  I would like to research how to better prevent these types of criminalized activities from occurring and ways to better protect your privacy.

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