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

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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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How do I hide my Groups on Facebook?

How do I hide my Groups on Facebook? The options seemed to have changed and now my groups are visible to my friends. I don't like losing friendships over Group memberships.
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Can I find out if a survey on SurveyMonkey is anonymous?

SurveyMonkey surveys can optionally be made "anonymous", preventing respondents' email and IP addresses from appearing in the survey results. As a respondent, how can I verify that a survey has been ...
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How do you stop Google from using your search preferences in their ads?

Google uses what I search for in the ads that it shows me on different websites, and I don't want that because it will tell people what I'm interested in. How do I stop Google from doing that? Is ...
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Delete old Facebook wall posts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Script or App to remove own Facebook status updates Related: How to delete all Facebook posts/comments older than 1 year? How can I delete all Facebook status ...
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Is there privacy if you view email boxes in office network?

If I open my Gmail account in office network or chat with someone in Gtalk, since our communications are through a proxy, will anyone be able to see my mails? Even if I log out, will someone be able ...
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How can I make a safe search in Google?

How can I search in a way in Google that prevents my search terms being linked to my identity (cookies, IP ...)? I know there are some tools such as a Firefox extension that makes random searches from ...
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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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Friends of a friend can see my post when my friend comments or likes, even if I am not my friend's friends

If I post something on Facebook and a friend comments on it or likes it, how is it that other people who are friends of the comment writers or likers, but not friends of mine, can see it? Surely this ...
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In Facebook, how can I hide relationship status, profile pictures, etc?

It seems like there are a number of pieces of data that is hard to understand how to control privacy on. How can I hide from the public: Relationship Status Profile Picture
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Is this a Google+ privacy risk? Should we be concerned?

I feel like there's no real need for this sort of information to be available to everyone: http://www.gstatic.com/s2/sitemaps/sitemap-7000.txt Since Google hosts gstatic.com, I feel like they should ...
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How can I share photos with friends of one certain friend?

I want to share some photos with friends of one friend or just a few friends. One example why I'm asking this: there are some kind of party photos, I want to share them with certain friends and only ...
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How to remove Google Apps search history?

As of March 1st a lot of people seem to be jumping ship from Google due to their new privacy policy. EFF has posted a neat little guide to how one might opt to remove their search history, but this ...
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Disable commenting-ability on a photo-by-photo basis

I'd like to disable the commenting function for all of my friends for some of my photos but not for all of them or my status updates which is the only privacy control panel I can find. Is this ...
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How to keep your privacy when using an online backup service?

I have read several recommendations of online backup services. These indeed sound attractive options as they provide a means for off-site backups, and I would expect they ensure your data is backuped ...
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Mark a blog or a post on Blogspot as private

Is there any way to mark a blog or a single post as private on Blogspot?
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It looks like Google is saving my search history and tying them to my account. How do I turn this off now?

For a long time, when you would be logged in via something like Gmail or even a straight "Google Account", you could go into the privacy/advanced settings and turn on something to save your search ...
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In Facebook's privacy settings, what does the Other category mean?

I understand the other categories, but what does the 'Other' one mean. Who does it include?
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what information does PayPal provide to vendors?

When paying for services with paypal, what information does the seller have about the purchaser? Name? Country? From their privacy policy: Customer Service: for customer service purposes, ...
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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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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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How can I make my tweets private?

I want my tweets on Twitter to remain private and not be visible to anyone except those I designate as being able to view. How do I accomplish this?
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How can I know if one of my friends on Facebook is blocking me?

As a parent with a minor child who has a Facebook account, I'd like to know if there is any way, short of having her show me her privacy settings, that I can detect if my child (friend on Facebook) is ...
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Does OpenID expose your email address to websites?

Does OpenID expose your email address to the websites that use the service? For example, when using stackoverflow with google openID provider is my google address exposed to stackoverflow? (It seems ...
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Is it possible to see the owner of a public Google Doc?

If I create a public Google Doc that anyone can edit who has the URL, will my Google id or name or anything else be publicly viewable? I tried it and I didn't see anything about the owner in another ...
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Facebook : Photos tab not visible in profile to 'Everyone'

For a personal account, I've set the privacy of all albums to 'Everyone', but still the Photos tab is not visible for people who are not 'Friends'. Direct links to the album are accessible, but the ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I limit what my friends can see of my Likes and Comments on the FB News Ticker?

I have set strict privacy settings on Facebook to "only me" on my Timeline, Friends List and page "Likes". Yet a friend of mine told me the other day they saw a number of my likes and comments ...
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Friend list private but Facebook reveals it with “Do you know X,Y,Z” emails

My Facebook friends list is private, because there are some people I don't want to show I am friend with. A while ago I created a Bob account for testing purposes and added Bob as a friend. PROBLEM: ...
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How to completely hide my profile on Facebook?

I have a timeline profile on Facebook. I want to hide it completely from any search results. Maybe show it only to people to whom I give direct link. I don't want my friends to see the mutual ...
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Create a private album on Facebook for private automatic upload of photos from mobile?

How can I create a private album on Facebook that would allow me to automatically upload of photos from mobile that will be private until I later make them manually available?
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Does Facebook have rights to stuff I host myself but link to?

I never post pictures to FB directly anymore, but instead host them on my own domain and link to them on FB. Same goes for blog posts. Does FB have the same rights to linked content that they do if ...
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Make Facebook Likes on a Page (Private)?

In constant urge to keep myself updated on what's going on in other universities, I would like to like the official facebook pages of these universities; but I also want to keep this activity private ...
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Can't comment on Facebook friend's page

I have a friend on Facebook. I can see his wall and his profile, and comments on items in his profile. But I cannot comment on those items. Our mutual friends can, though. Is there a privacy setting ...
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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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Is there a free and privacy-aware alternative to Google? [closed]

Google tracks searches and also sends search data to visited sites in the HTTP referrer headers. This information can be tied together to allow someone to look at what you have been searching over ...
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Facebook messages to multiple people: do they all know who I sent it to?

When I send Facebook messages to more than one person by adding them all to the to field, does everyone who receives the message see that I've sent it to more than one person? Can they see who?
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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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Changing privacy settings of a Facebook Group from secret to public

How do I make the privacy of a Facebook Group that is currently set to "secret" as "public"? I first created this group but could not make it public due to the business nature. I want to make it ...
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How do I make my Resume unavailable on Dice.com?

I posted my resume on Dice.com. My job search is over, and I would like it to be unavailable to employers. Obviously Dice is more interested in obtaining Resumes than deleting them, so they haven't ...
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Different Faces of Facebook

In Facebook, you have a Profile page which I it says is the Wall, and a Home page which says it's a news feed. I'm confused as to which one other friends can see, and how much they can see. I wonder ...
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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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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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Will this method for apparently restricting what people can see on Facebook actually work?

I've seen the following post from at least two of my Facebook friends in the last couple of days (and who knows how many more I've missed when I've been off line). I think I understand the logic ...
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Twitter's “Similar to” reveals my friends, despite protected account

I recently switched to a Twitter protected account, so that social engineers can't find my friends. PROBLEM: I just realized that anybody seeing my protected account's page can click the "Similar to [...
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Does LinkedIn access my cookies and Google search history for its suggestions? [closed]

LinkedIn seems to suggest people I may know. I believe, or it's my hypothesis, that LinkedIn scours information located in the cookie files on my computer and in some way accesses the information that ...
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How to remove google search result?

How to remove google search result ? It contain my full name and surname and email address like personal information.