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

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Photo and post privacy on Facebook

I want to make sure the photos I put on Facebook are only shared with family and close friends. How can I stop a friend letting his friends see and share my photos? I want to keep them my private ...
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How to remove fake daughter profile from facebook without an ID?

Some kid at my daughter's school created a fake profile of her (she is 11) but the "report impostor account" page in facebook requires an ID with a photo, which she doesn't have yet. I am contacting ...
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How to view a LinkedIn profile anonymously?

I saw this ad this morning: Is there really no way to avoid the awkwardness? This page describes a solution but the settings menu they are suggesting does not exist anymore.
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Get a shortened (minimalist) link to a Google search

Sometimes, I want a shortened link to the results of a Google Search, to share in a comment on facebook or in a forum. A URL shortener (e.g., bit.ly) is not great, because the resulting Google Search ...
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Can knowing a custom Facebook URL of someone bypass “who can look up my timeline by name” privacy option?

I have a facebook profile with a custom url name. For example Catdog - www.facebook.com/Catdog. So does that mean if someone enters: www.facebook.com/Catdog into their browser AND they are not my ...
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Block all non-friends on facebook

Is there any way to block all non-friends on facebook? Well, I know of a profile which can't be viewed by any non-friends at all? Why is it behaving that way? Is it because it is about to deleted by ...
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Privacy settings photos on Facebook

If I have a privacy setting for "friends only" on a picture and a friend shares it, can his friends, who are not my friends, see the picture on his timeline?
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How to make a Google+ circle a strict subset of another circle?

I would like to create two circles. One called children and one called family. Naturally all members of children circle are also members of family circle but the family circle contains more. children ...
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Disallow Facebook friends who have marked me as “close” from viewing posts they are not allowed to see

Step 1: I update my status with an image on Facebook, and I set the "visibility" to be custom, and exclude a person from seeing it. Step 2: That person has me marked as a "close friend", and receives ...
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Why are private messages all over Facebook timelines?

Me and all my friends Facebook accounts this week seem to have a huge breach of privacy. Sidelined on everybody's timeline is a strip with year/month navigation. Clicking on a year jumps to the top of ...
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Tell facebook to ignore event invite notifications from a friend

I keep getting facebook event invites from a friend. These are events I mostly don't bother about. I'd still want to view the event details and all, but I don't want to get notifications regarding it. ...
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How does Kickstarter verify identity [closed]

Kickstarter claims to be able to verify your identity based on legal name, birthdate, and home address. Where on the Internet are there public records of the above? How can you verify someone's ...
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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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Will Facebook have information that I manually remove from the site?

Say that I like the page "A" on Facebook. Then, I dislike it. Does Facebook still do its magic as if I still liked the page? For example, if the page was about bicycles, is there a chance that ...
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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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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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Can people on Facebook see photos in albums hidden from them on my mutual friend's timeline?

I have three questions: If I post something on my timeline that I specifically hide from person X, but in that post I have tagged persons Y and Z, both of whom are friends of mine AND friends of X, ...
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Don't show me on other profiles

I would like to disable showing me on other users' profiles in sidebar in circles. I am pretty sure there was such option in settings, but I can't find it now. To support my thought i've checked my ...
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Something's changed in my profile picures setting, and it seems as it can be seen by public - can't change it!

I have always had my pictures set to high privacy settings, but now I noticed that if I view it as "public" I can see my profile picture album. When I go to the album itself, is says "you can change ...
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Controlling what fields of a Facebook profile are public

How can I control exactly what fields of my Facebook profile are private? All I can see under privacy settings are broad controls to let friends or friends or friends see your account details. What ...
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Facebook pictures and posts that are available to non-friends

I viewed my Facebook profile from another account and I have some pictures and posts that are avaliable to non-friends. How can I change this? Under the privacy page everything is set to "friends ...
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How can I stop Facebook from knowing when I've seen a post?

There is a new feature I just found out about: Facebook publicizes when I've viewed a post on a group page. I'm not sure whether this is just for group pages or on friends either, but I'd like to be ...
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Will the friends of friends that I put in the 'Restricted' list, see items in my profile that I set to be viewable by my 'Friends of Friends'?

An attempt at illustrating this (where '->' means 'is/am friends with'): I -> a friend in my 'Restricted' list (hereby known as 'R1') -> R1's friend (hereby known as 'R2') Will R2 (assuming ...
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Does google record and/or parse the contents of every google voice call?

I've been googling around and am trying to learn more about google voice's privacy policy. Specifically I want to know if Google records and transcribes the content of all of my calls performed over ...
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How to share a photo album with people on restricted list on Facebook

How can I share photo album with friends from restricted list? When I go to New Album > Custom Privacy > Specific people or list... and manually add them in the text field, they still can't see the ...
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Share photos from a secret Facebook group

Me and my friends have a secret Facebook group we use to share most of our photos. We now post all of our photos in the secret group because it's just convenient. But is there a way I can share a ...
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How to disable “Seen by” in Facebook chat

When two or more people chat together, Seen by appears when one of the participants views the last message. It is nice to know your message has been viewed, but it is also an invasion of privacy. ...
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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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Preventing new friends from seeing old Facebook posts

I'd like to add some new people as Facebook friends so that they can see baby pictures, but not the rest of my posts and other items. Going forward, this is easy, as I can just add them to ...
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How do I make people I follow on Instagram private

I just wondered if there was a way of making the people that I follow on Instagram private, it's just that some of the people that I follow have their 'following' list set as what appears to be ...
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If I create an organization, can I limit what boards the members can see?

I would like to create an organization for our company, with boards for each department. I need some department boards, such as HR, available only to certain people in the organization. Can I give ...
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Are Google Shortened URLs (goo.gl) Publicized, Sequential, or Secret?

Google has a shortening service at http://goo.gl/ which let's you convert a long URL to a short one. It says the following about the URLs it generates: All goo.gl URLs and click analytics are ...
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How do you prevent friending activity from showing up Facebook timeline? [closed]

I can't figure out how to do this, and the question isn't answered.
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How can I make my Facebook profile completely private?

How can I make my Facebook profile completely private? I don't want people to be able to see me.
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Private discussion form [closed]

Is there any private discussion forum service provided by google. Please suggest me any best private discussion forum online which is free to register. thanks
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How can I prevent the posts of friends of Friends from showing up in Facebook?

How can I prevent the posts of friends of Friends in Facebook? I really don't care to see all the garbage some of these people post.
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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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Can you set events to be private by default in Google Calendar?

Is it possible to set your Google Calendar events to be private by default? I don't want to mindlessly add public items to the calendar.
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How to hide my likes from my friends on Facebook?

My friends say that they are notified when I like a post on Facebook. I don't want this. What is the privacy option that can help me?
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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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How to use cloud sync and keep privacy?

So you can block ads that track your every movement on the net. However, this is useless, because if you're signed in to Google Chrome for sync, they can still track your every movement through the ...
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Does Gmail leak the contents of my email via ads?

I have assumed for some time that de facto Gmail leaks information about the contents of my email. Having just read a related question, I'm wondering if my assumption is correct. Suppose, for ...
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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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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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Does Google read my email?

I'm considering getting a Gmail account. I've always been hesitant about privacy with Google, though, and especially with the new privacy policy (which is hard to understand), I have some questions: ...
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How private is private data on trello?

I volunteer as a governor on a school governing board. Lots of people, teams, tasks (current, deferred and over-arching), meetings, committees, sub-committees, etc. Trello would be an excellent tool ...
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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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Request IP logs from Twitter

According to the privacy section at Twitter, it seems that the IPs used for access are logged Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages ...
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How do I contact Facebook after being false reported by fake accounts and harassed?

I dont know what to do, my friends and I are being harassed. Also false mass reports from this person's fake accounts are also being directed to us. I have tried reporting her for harassment and then ...