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

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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 ...
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How to remove a photo shared from iPhone via Skype?

I shared a picture taken with my iPhone with a friend. To my confusion, I've discovered that she received not a picture, as I expected, but a link to the image uploaded to Skype website. The image ...
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Can I stop a WordPress application from using my Gravatar photo?

I uploaded a photo to Gravatar. Today, I just registered to post on a site running WordPress. Because personal health is discussed on this site, I used a pseudonym on the site, but much to my dismay, ...
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Can the employer view my Google/YouTube history (on Google Apps Platform)?

I left myself signed in to my work Gmail account on my personal computer. I am not using Chrome. I had an internet session that was not suitable for work. At all. This included Google searches and ...
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How to disable adding real name to the from field when sending messages in Gmail?

When I email somebody (that is using whatever e-mail service of his own) using Gmail the recipient can see both my (the sender) e-mail address and real name like Ivan Smith <ivan.smith@gmail.com>...
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How do I obfuscate all contacts in Gmail?

I don't know to How do I delete all contacts in Google apps permanently? I thought as a solution, to be sure there will be no traces left I want to change the names of all my contacts before I delete ...
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How do I not show my real name when commenting in a Google Doc, while signed in to my Gmail account?

I have a Gmail account and it has my real name on it. I don't know how to keep everyone from seeing my real name if they visit my account. I also do not know how to keep people from seeing my name ...
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How to clear Yahoo Mail recent searches

In the current version of Yahoo Mail, when you focus on the search field, a drop-down list appears with the latest searches made. Is it possible to clear this list? And if yes, how?
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If my Twitter account is private and I'm blocking a user, if I reply to that person's tweet, will they see it?

I have my account set as private and a certain person blocked. However, her account is not private and it was brought to my attention she was speaking badly about me. Under that specific negative ...
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How can I hide photo “likes” on Facebook? [duplicate]

I want to like a picture of someone else on Facebook, but I do not want friends to see that on the news feed. Is is possible to change the settings in "who can see your future posts"? Does that also ...
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“SSL search is off” notification on Google

The Problem Since this morning, I have been getting pop-up notifications on Google SERPs like this one: Looking up at my address bar, Google indeed wasn't using HTTPS. The Background SSL ...
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Can I have a YouTube account while having nothing to do with Google Plus?

This page describes three options for what name will be displayed for you on YouTube, but they all seem to involve associating with Google Plus in some way. If you want your Google name used in both ...
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Staying invisible on Google Plus

I'm considering signing up for Google Plus to get all the alluring perks Google's offering, such as unlimited cloud space for photos and shorter videos. However, apart from sharing data with a few ...
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Blogger - Two Google+ Accounts

I have two Google+ accounts that I use for Blogger and I would like to make only one of them publicly visible; basically, I have Account A and Account B and I would only like Account B to be visible ...
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How can I prevent people from sending me email through Google+?

Google sent me an email today announcing that Google+ users can now send emails directly to my Gmail inbox if I'm in one of their Google+ circles, even if they don't know my email address. I only want ...
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Why is someone not allowed to see my private video on YouTube even though I have shared it with them?

I have added their email address to the list of people who can view my private video. Why are they getting a notification that the video is private? I have noticed that their email address shows up as ...
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Can a Google Apps admin see searches made by accounts?

Is it possible for the owners or admins of a Google Apps account to see the searches made by user accounts when those user accounts are logged in? My company switched its email system to Google. My ...
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People see my connections on LinkedIn, despite the setting set to “only me”

Why can people, who are among my connections, see all my connections (even if they're not common to both), even though on privacy settings I selected "only me" to see the connections? Another buddy, ...
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Changed name in google but still old name in Google

I changed my name in google for privacy reasons but if I search for my real name in google I see the following result: Real Name - Google+ from Fake Name Fake Name hasn't shared anything with you......
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Will Gmail eventually restore my email without phone verification?

tl;dr: Is it possible to regain access to my recently disabled account with my recovery email address only? However there doesn't seem to be any option that actually works2. I describe what I've ...
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Can I use Outlook.com to email a group BCC by default?

I created an email group in Outlook.com's webmail service. When I email the group, I have to remember each time to switch to BCC to avoid disclosing the group email addresses. I want to know how to ...
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How do I delete all contacts in Google apps permanently?

When you have synced your contacts on your Android phone with Google contacts and decide to withdraw them from Google, how can you permanently delete them? I went to Gmail->Contacts and there I could ...
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Privacy when signing in with Google

Lately many websites allow users to sign in using their Google accounts, which seems to be fine, but I am a bit worried about privacy issues... I have been taking a look, and most of the information ...
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Facebook album sharing & privacy question

I posted an album on my profile that has custom settings/restricting people. I would like to share this album on my friends page, but one of our mutual friends I restricted. Can that restricted person ...
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Does Ghostery duplicate the functionality of Disconnect and Facebook Disconnect?

I currently run Ghostery alongside Disconnect and Facebook Disconnect Chrome extensions, mainly because I'm not sure how their feature set overlaps. Do the latter two offer anything that isn't already ...
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How do I access Outlook.com without giving them my phone number or another email address?

Outlook.com is asking for a personal phone number or alternate email address to “improve my security” and won't let me access my account without compliance. How do I bypass this? Or, how do I ...
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Hide who a Google+ post is shared with

How can I hide who a Google+ post is shared with? Currently, it looks like anyone I share a post with can see who else I have shared the post with.
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How to make a permanent annotation

I created a YouTube video and I want to block out a corner of the video after I uploaded it. Is it possible to block out a portion of the video and make the annotation permanent?
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Facebook - Likes hidden in timeline visible in stream?

If I like any page on Facebook, it will normally automatically appear on my timeline and my friends will be able to see this on my profile and in their news feed. Now I have hidden the tab 'likes' and ...
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How to make Networks not public?

How do I prevent the list of Networks that I've joined from being visible to the entire public?
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Is there a way to share a certain Keeeb without directing the person to all one's public files?

With Keeeb, is there an alternative way to share a 'keeeb' to another so you aren't giving them carte blanche to explore your entire 'keeeb'd' clips besides making all of your 'keeeb' files "private". ...
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Can someone find my Gravatar profile if they have my email address, or Gravatar URL associated with that email address?

Gravatar now offers profiles that are publicly visible. Let's say I have entered some info in my profile. Let's also say I have two email addresses, email1 and email2, registered with Gravatar but ...
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hide pic from someone having mutual friend in facebook

Suppose i posted a photo such that all people can view the pic except Mr X who is the mutual friend with me Mr A. now IF A comments or likes the pic, will Mr X be still able to view the pic ?
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Facebook shows me as online even if I turned off chat. How can I be offline in Facebook?

I never use Facebook Chat. It's always turned off. But I realized that it shows me as online (green dot) to my friends even if it's turned off. Is there any way to be offline in Facebook? I don't ...
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Make a Google+ post visible to all users but invisible to Google search

I know that the Public circle is like a free-for-all and people can find your posts for the Public circle using search engines. I'd like my posts to be visible to only G+ users. How do I set my posts ...
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Change the privacy of a post by a friend on my Timeline

Is there a way to change the privacy of a single post by my friend on my timeline? Also hiding from timeline is not an option
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Wikipedia global search (all languages), without using a third-party search engine?

Performing a search on the Japanese Wikipedia is easy: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=%s Now, I want to perform a search on all language versions of Wikipedia. For instance ...
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What tools can I use to check what sort of information is shared about me with websites?

Related to this question about tracking mechanisms on Web applications and sites, I would like to know: What tools, scripts or other applications can be used to identify when my online activity is ...
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What sort of mechanisms are used by Web applications to track my actions?

I am concerned about my privacy. I have read in multiple websites and forums that it is very common for Web applications to track my activities. However, I have no clear idea of the actual ...
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How do I set audience / privacy setting for individual photos on my timeline?

Unlike regular albums, photos on the timeline is supposed to be set on an individual basis. I just can't find out how. Any help?
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How can I keep my Facebook group membership private?

How can I make it so that people who aren't my friends on Facebook can't see which groups I'm in? This is similar to this question, but not quite. The linked question asks about keeping things ...
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If Facebook says I've logged on from an unknown location, does that mean someone knows my password?

The email I received pointed me to a screen similar to this one: http://www.securitygeneration.com/security/facebooks-suspicious-login-tracking/ The location was most definitely nowhere near me, so ...
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My work profile changed

My work profile changed to being formerly employed as an employee health nurse at Metro health hospital. I never changed this. Could facebook have changed their format and just added this? It usually ...
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Can I prevent Google from tracking which links I follow in downloaded PDFs?

I want to create a PDF document using Google Docs/Drive that includes links, but without Google tracking clicks on those links. Downloading a Google Drive document (File > Download as) in any other ...
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Why are images in my private album visible without a password?

I am having a hard time understanding how the Private albums feature of Photobucket works. This what I've done so far: Created an album called "private". Set a guest password for the album. ...
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How to selectively make photos private in Instagram?

I have a public profile on Instagram and I know about the option to make all your photos private on the service. However, I don't want to make all my photos private, but selectively make some ...
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Can a tagged but only-allowed friend's friends see the status where he is tagged?

If I (1) post a Facebook status; (2) tag one friend in the status; (3) and customise the privacy settings of the status so that only this one friend is allowed to see it, will this friend's friends ...
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Undeleted Twitter photos after account deactivation

I deactivated my Twitter account, but when I search for my @screenname in Google, I see some pages that includes my Twitter photos. For example: example1.com/twitterusers/screnname.html page includes ...
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Is there something like private items in Basecamp?

While in Basecamp classic you were able to mark todo-lists or messages as private (only visible by your company), it seems that there's no such feature in the "all-new" version of Basecamp. I know ...
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How can I remove all my searches from the new Activity Log in Facebook?

This is a new feature, inside the activity log. In the past you couldn't view your searches. As far as I know, the only way to remove a search from the activity log is manually removing each search. ...