Methods and/or means to allow users to better control access to their data used by a web app

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How to remove unwanted contacts on Skype [migrated]

I have a big privacy problem with unwanted address book contacts showed in skype for windows desktop. What I did is: Logged in with the skype account (a work account) on my personal Android ...
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Privacy concerns for personal data shared between Facebook and Amazon

I was looking for a tablet from my home PC on Amazon and sometimes I find Amazon ads on Facebook which contain suggestions related to my search criteria; I never worried too much as I thought the ...
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How to turning off “last seen” and “active” on Facebook messages? [duplicate]

I do not use the Facebook app or the Message app. I have "chat" turned off. Yet, everyone can see (if they click on a past message from me or message they have sent) it shows "active" or "last seen". ...
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Google Drive: can multiple people move files into a shared folder for the owner to view privately?

The teaching assistant for one of my graduate school courses wants students to submit homework assignments by adding each doc to one of his shared folders in Google Drive. However, it would be ...
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Browse Google without being logged in while still logged into Gmail

As title states, I'd like to be logged into Gmail but not have Google search logged in. I've tried DuckDuckGo but nothing beats the search results from Google in my opinion. Besides using incognito or ...
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Google drive sharing: Is the revision history also shared?

I wonder about this thing. Imagine the following scenario: on Day 1 I create a text document on Google Drive. on Day 2 I edit it. on Day 3 I share it with John so that "John can edit". Can John ...
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Change Twitter profile photo

How do you change the Twitter profile photo on Tails OS? When I try to do that from Tails OS, it tells me that the website is trying to extract HTML5 canvas data that can uniquely identify my computer....
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On Quora can a user make their make the question and answer feeds private?

I wonder whether a Quora user can make their make the question and answer feeds private, and if so, how (without having to posts questions or answers anonymously). By private, I mean the question or ...
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How do I list my items in Dropbox by access level?

I found myself accidentally sharing sensitive information in Dropbox. This has happened multiple times. So I want to check what I'm sharing and with whom. I'd like to see a list of my items (files and ...
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How do I list my items in Google Drive by access level?

I found myself accidentally sharing sensitive information in Google Drive. This has happened multiple times. So I want to check what I'm sharing and with whom. I'd like to see a list of my items (...
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HTTPS-enabled Google search and visibility by network administrator

I searched for websites with a keyword, say, "Monkey", using HTTPS-enabled Google Search on my company's machine. Can the network administrator somehow associate with me: The keyword "Monkey"? The ...
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Strange ''sign in attempt prevented'' messages on Gmail

These messages from no-reply@accounts.google.com say something like this: Hi (my name), Someone just tried to sign in to your account (my Gmail)from an app that doesn't meet modern security ...
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Difference between posting on friend's wall vs. tagging a non-friend by name in a photo comment

Can some one please explain the difference between posting content directly on a persons Facebook wall whom in on your friend list and tag a person not on your friend list in the comment section on a ...
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Instagram Location: Who can see?

Can someone see my location on Instagram, if I only like pictures of the person I am following, but haven't posted any pictures?
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How to completely delete Instagram account?

I deleted my Instagram account yesterday (in their website), all my photos are deleted, and I can't sign in to my account anymore, but my account still exists, all followers and following pages still ...
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Advice on completely eradicating my Facebook [closed]

I have an old Facebook account that I want to get rid of. I posted some things that I shouldn't have posted, that might hurt my chances of getting a job in the future. I also heard of a Facebook app ...
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How to comment on YouTube without your name, but send from Gmail with your name?

I have a friend whose Gmail account name is a fairly cryptic series of letters, and who filled out equally cryptic strings when Google asked for his first and last name, so that emails come from ...
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How do I allow getting Facebook event invitations from the general public?

I don't see anything in the privacy settings that would prevent people from inviting me to events. Some people say they cannot invite me to events as my name is not populating, even though we are part ...
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HDFC Bank Website Asking to “Wait” Before Loading Up the Homepage

I've not noticed this behavior before. When I use the following url: hdfcbank.com I see the following for a split second: And then the homepage loads up. Isn't this a bit suspicious? It ...
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Government gmail on personal phone

I have personal iphone that i check government email on via gmail app. Unbeknownst to me, my google app became associated with my work account. I did some google searches that I do NOT want my ...
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How to use just Nickname instead of Full name on G+?

I'm following these Desktop steps to add the nickname for my G+ profile, however I'm not able to use my nickname to display on comments. For example going to some Chrome web store and posting the ...
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Can I keep my own Facebook profile content hidden to members of a private Facebook Group of which I am the administrator?

I have put together a private Facebook Group for my camera club, and as the administrator, I have had to get its members to either open an account with Facebook in order for them to join the Group, ...
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Facebook's “View As…” returns blank profile?

I am using the "View As..." tool to see how a certain person sees my profile. But it turns up empty! No timeline, just a blank page after my cover and profile pics. This doesn't make sense since we ...
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What impact may I experience from disabling the Referrer header?

If I disable the Referrer header (possible in Firefox, Safari, or other browsers), what impact may that have on my personal browsing experience? Is it common for website functionality to rely on ...
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Clear Facebook typeahead [duplicate]

How can I clear the Facebook typeahead search? (the search that shows you results before pressing the search-button or enter) If it is not possible, how can I make it show other items than it shows ...
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Set visibility on Google Photos

How do I set the visibility of my photos in Google Photos? According to my dashboard there are 1,752 public photos in my Google Photos account. When I follow this help page's advice I see that I have ...
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How to stop your YouTube comments/activities from showing on Google+

I don't want anyone know what videos I’m watching/liking/commenting or any of my activity from YouTube to show on my Google+ page or stream. I found a few settings on the privacy page: But I can't ...
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Disallow people to search you by phone number on Facebook

On Facebook, people can find you by searching the phone number you have linked to your account. (Try it now.) I’ve gone to Profile → About → edit your contact and basic info and it shows that the ...
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Facebook learns my typeahead searches - how to “delete”

I have already deleted my search history but it seems that Facebook learnt my searches. Eg. There are 4 names starting with xy: xya, xyb, xyc, xyd Once I have searched for xyc and after it I have also ...
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How do I remove myself from Google+ search?

Sorry if this is confusing. I received notification in my Gmail saying someone added me to their circle and invited me to join Google+. I'm assuming Google+ allows users to find people by name or ...
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Can email visibility be turned off for all members, including owners, of a Google Group?

When configuring a Google group, there is a group setting under Permissions --> Access Permissions --> View Member Email Addresses that allows you to set the user groups that can view member's email ...
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In Google Drive how do I find everything I shared with other people? [duplicate]

I accidentally shared some photos on Google Drive with the wrong recipient (Google account). Since not all the shared documents were in the same folder, what's the easiest way to go through them and ...
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How to anonymously join public events?

How can I join an event without having my name listed? Below I can see everyone's name, almost all of which I don't know, except for Facebook User's. Names of attendees for event on public page that ...
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How do I remove my YouTube feed activity content from my user profile page?

I've been successful in removing what's visible on my channel page (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/channel/abc123), by adjusting my privacy settings. However, some activity of mine from a few years ...
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Google Security Checkup Gmail Settings

Today, Google suggested running a security checkup. While almost everything was clear and helpful, one section Check your Gmail settings was unclear. It says: "Make sure that your Gmail settings are ...
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How to make to an existing public post private in Google Plus?

I wrote a post, tagging two people, intending it for their eyes only. A good conversation was had, but a week later, I noticed getting +1s on it from other people I didn't intend to share it with. I'd ...
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My WordPress blog address is shown to all my Gmail contacts: how to prevent?

My friend found my WordPress blog by importing his Gmail contacts into his WordPress blog. And I was in his contacts. Thus, WordPress shares my blog address automatically with all my Gmail contacts. ...
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How to prevent Google Voice number linking to your Google+ full name and image?

I recently noticed that my Google contacts started showing pictures and full names of some contacts, presumably because they were using Google Voice. I added myself as a contact, merely as 'X' with my ...
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Make photos available only to me on Google+

This may already be the default, I don't know. I turned on a feature in the Android app Photos and now all my pictures have been uploaded to Google+. The exact website is https://plus.google.com/...
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Sharing a Google Document with multiple email addresses and preventing recipients from seeing the list of email addresses

Is there any way to share a Google Document with multiple email addresses in such a way that recipients cannot see the list of email addresses I shared the document with? By default upon sharing the ...
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Is there an online spreadsheet where I can share individual columns?

I sometimes use a spreadsheet when grading student assignments, where the leftmost columns describe the different parts of the assignments and possible points, and there is a column for each student. ...
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Are DuckDuckGo redirects a privacy issue?

If you search for a term on DDG: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=asdf and then click on a search result, you will notice that it goes through a redirect: https://duckduckgo.com/l/?kh=-1&uddg=http%...
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How can LinkedIn know about my Yahoo contacts?

I signed up to LinkedIn using a Yahoo account. I confirmed the address from their email message, but I refused to allow them to access my address book. So the site showed: Confirm your Yahoo! ...
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Facebook photo privacy problem

My photo album is limited to friends only, but still photos can be viewed in section "abc's photo" but not in album section. Photos are not shared by anyone but friends of friends can view it.
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To block private Instagram profile from Google Search?

Many social media application have setting by which you can prevent your profile in Google search. However, Instagram does not have it. They also ignore the users' feedback by not offering customer ...
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How long is GMail legally allowed to keep my emails after I delete them?

I have a gmail account since long before 2008, I wondered should I delete some or all of my mails, how long could Google legally still claim the right to internally keep them. I've checked the Vault'...
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What measures does Cognito Forms take to ensure Privacy/ Security Level for Completed Forms/ User Data?

Some forms may contain confidential information - even something basic like where a person lives. What measures do Cognito Forms take to ensure that data stored within its site is secure?
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Improve Gmail privacy by getting external images from Google's servers

It is obvious that many people try to track their sent emails by using online tools which embed an invisible external image to the email's body. The workaround which most people are familiar with ...
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Do Google, Yahoo, Microsoft read Dropbox links?

When a link to a Dropbox file or folder is sent by gmail, outlook.com or yahoo mail, is the content in the link read (i.e. processed) by Google or the other providers software?
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Can I find out which friends of my friends who have viewed my profile?

Is there any way I know which non-friend people have viewed my Facebook profile? For example, when someone is not my friend but is a friend of friend, if he or she views my profile, is there any way I ...