The course aims at introducing digital social media to the students. The course covers the web technologies which support online social interactions, the tools supporting the gathering and the analysis of data generated by social platforms. Moreover the course will introduce the security analysis of the main technologies used in the social media context such as cryptographic protocols (e.g., SSL and HTTPS) and the communication protocol such as the web.
Expected learning outcomes
The student should be able to apply the tools illustrated in the course to gather the data generated by digital social media, by identifying the most suitable solutions according to the web technologies used by the social platforms. Moreover, the student should be able to apply cryptographic schemes by using crypto tools like for example gpg and security anayzed communication protocol such as https, ssl and web.
Lesson period: Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)