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

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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 I prepare a Facebook profile completely off-public?

I want to prepare my new Facebook profile completely off-public, and publish it once it will be ready (in my opinion). Is it possible? I've read this answer and assuming, that my new profile ...
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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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Will my friends see my comments on some business' wall?

If I don't want my friends to see my comments on some business/company Facebook page, what I do to make sure they won't? Same thing about Facebook Groups. Finally, I think lately some Facebook ...
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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 ...
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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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Stop my photos from getting onto Facebook?

How can I stop photos of me from getting onto Facebook or Google Plus? I am not a user of social networks and do not want my photo on these networks. I am very concerned I may be added by friends or ...
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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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Allow Public Likes But Not Comments?

I've create an account on Facebook which is going to be used primarily for marketing a non-profit that I work with. The account is basically a character I'll be playing. (Two accounts, actually, ...
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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 won't allow me to have my real name on my account

When I first opened my Facebook account I wasn't really sure if I would like being a Facebook user so I opened my account with my maiden name which was Carol Baker not thinking I would still be on 3 ...
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How can you check profiles you have visited, photos you have seen etc in your Facebook account?

I know a certain person has access to my facebook account. What now came to my knowledge is that this person can somehow know even the profiles I have visited, and the photos I have looked at, and ...
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Facebook: Private Groups or Public Page question

So here's my scenario: There are a group of students in a class. Each student should have their own Facebook page or group for the class but they shouldn't have to friend each other. Each ...
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Uploading photo to my profile on Facebook, so that nobody notices

Is it possible to upload a photo to one of my albums on Facebook, so that the news about it will never appear anywhere... Neither in my timeline of my profile nor in the news feed of my friends etc... ...
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Is it supposed to be possible to share hidden pictures of another user?

I was browsing pictures of a friend on Facebook. This friend has their privacy settings configured so that you have to be a friend to view them. I'm not able to share them, and even if I open a pic, ...
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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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Facebook not showing “add friend”

Facebook wasn't showing the "add friend" button to my profile and instead showed "follow". How can I get the add friend to show? Also I want to double check that non-friends can search me, what are ...
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How to block certain people from seeing events I created

In Facebook, is there a way to: Block certain friends from seeing an event I created? Block certain non-friends from seeing the event I created?
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Facebook privacy settings

Months ago I customized my privacy settings so that some of my Facebook friends wouldn't be able to see my future posts. Yet, one friend I specifically put under "don't share this with" category liked ...
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Facebook Group with a Restricted Friend

On Facebook, I've got my boss as a "Restricted Friend" so he isn't seeing my posts unless I make them public. Now, he's joined a Group that I manage. Will he be able to see posts I make to the group's ...
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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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Photo hosting site with true privacy and security [closed]

I'm looking for a photo hosting site with following properties: SSL usage is enforced for any access (including image data). Access to any image data (including thumbnails) requires user being ...
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Facebook friends of friends

When I comment on a friend's photo, their friends can see it and like it and they get notified that I have commented although I am not friends with them. How do I stop this from happening, so that the ...
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If I share something on Facebook with my close friends list, can they share it to others?

If I share something on Facebook with my close friends list, can they share it to others? I'd like to share family photos with only my close friends, but I'm wondering -- can they in turn repost or ...
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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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Can a restricted friend see a picture that a mutual friend likes?

I have restricted some friends on Facebook from seeing a picture I posted on my timeline. If a mutual friend liked the picture, can the restricted friends see this on their timeline?
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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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YouTube: List of videos shared with me

My friend has shared a lot of his private videos with me. Every time he shares a video, I get an email with a link through which I can watch the video. But I cannot find a place in YouTube where the ...
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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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Verification Code

Congratulations on creating your brand new Gmail address, xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com. Please keep this email for your records, as it contains an important verification code that you may need should ...
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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 ...