FACEBOOK, INC. (Menlo Park, CA)
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A social-networking platform, which could include a social-networking site, may enable its users (such as persons or organizations) to interact with it and with each other via it. A user can input information to create and save profiles on the social network. The user profile may include demographic information, communication-channel information, and information on personal interests of the user. The social-networkingsystem may also, with input from a user, create and store a record of relationships of the user with other users of the social-networking system, as well as provide services (e.g., wall posts, photo-sharing, event organization, messaging, games, oradvertisements) to facilitate social interaction between or among users.
A social-networking system can transmit messages or contents from any of the networks to a mobile device or any other device that uses a computer. Users may also install software to view the profile of a user and other information on the social-networking platform. A customized collection of content objects could be created by the social networking system for users to look at, for example, newsfeeds that contain aggregated stories from other users connected to the user.
Social-graph analysis analyzes social relations as network theories comprised of edges and nodes. Edges define the relationships between the actors. Nodes represent individual actors within the network. The resultinggraph-based structures are often very complex. There are many kinds of nodes, as well as many kinds of edges for connecting nodes. In its simplest form, a social graph is a graph of all of the pertinent edges that connect all of the nodes in the study.
In particular instances, a provisioning agent (e.g. an agent or client system) may authenticate one or more devices, each device having wireless network connectivity, to a wireless router associated with a wireless local area network (WLAN).The provisioning agent may detect a request that is broadcast (e.g. in the form of a BLUETOOTH signal) by an device that has been activated and is close to the agent that is provisioning it (e.g., within distance of the wireless agent). The request received by the provisioning agent might include a device identification number of the device (e.g., a media access control (MAC) address). An authentication server may be requested by the provisioning agent to generate a device-specific password. The provisioning agent can generate the device-specific password. The provisioning agent can transmit the password, which was created uniquely for the device, to the router with the device identifier. The authentication server may be used to verify the password as well as the device identifier. The provisioning agent could be informed by the router that the password has been verified. The provisioning agent might then verify that the password has been confirmed for the device. This will allow devices to connect to WLAN through the router. Each device can have an individual password that can be generated in any manner. A unique password is assigned to each device to ensure that hackers are blocked from connecting to private WLANs using compromised or stolen passwords. For instance, and without limitation the possibility exists that a malicious user could take over the transmission of the password from the provisioning agent the device and then attempt to access the WLAN using the router with the password. Since the router may require a valid password as well as the correct identification of the device as well, it could deny the access of the user who is malicious to the WLAN. The attacker could have another device to connect to theWLAN however, the other device would have a different device identifier. Thus, the router would not allow access to the malicious user.
These embodiments are only examples. The scope of the disclosure is not limited by them. Specific embodiments could include the entirety, a portion or none of the elements, components such as functions, features or steps of the embodiments disclosed above. The attached claims disclose examples of embodiments that conform to the invention. They address a method and a storage medium. Computer program products may also be included. The features mentioned in one claim for example method, could be claimed in a different claim, e.g. system. The claims are not based on reference or dependencies. They are chosen because of formal reasons. However any subject matter resulting from a deliberate reference back to previous claims (in particular, multiple dependencies) is possible to claim in addition, meaning the claims in any combination as well as the characteristics thereof are described and is able to be claimed regardless of dependencies chosen in the attached claims. The subject matter could be a combination of not only the features mentioned in the attached claims but any combination of features in the claims. Each feature in the claims may be combined with a different feature or combination of other features. Each of the features and embodiments described herein can be claimed in a separate claim, or in combination with any other feature or embodiment described herein.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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