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

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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 ...
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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. ...
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How do I check if my Facebook account is accessed from another computer at the same time?

I would like to know if it is possible to check if my Facebook account is logged in at the same time from two different computers?
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When does Gmail display images automatically?

Google claims that inline images in authenticated email are shown automatically in Gmail. Yet I do not observe this with transactional mail I get from serious organizations, such as Stack Exchange and ...
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Privacy concern with photos in people widget

I don't mind seeing other people's recent photos - but I DO mind them seeing MINE. How can I make sure MY recent photos are not showing up on other people's people widget? Thanks
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How many times can I change my Facebook name?

I must have a facebook for business reasons, but I’m not comfortable using my real name or email there due to privacy issues. A such, I frequently change my “name” to various pop culture references. ...
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On Facebook, can I control who sees posts I make to event walls?

I was recently surprised to have distant friends respond to comments I made on an event wall. Is there any way I can control this? It was an awkward clash of two completely different social circles ...
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In facebook privacy settings, what is the difference between regular and added audience for tagged posts?

What is the difference between the below two policy settings: 1) Who can see posts you've been tagged in on your timeline? 2) When you're tagged in a post, who do you want to add to the audience if ...
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How should I configure CrashPlan if I want to make sure Code 42 cannot access my data?

CrashPlan offers some very well-priced cloud-backup packages, but one of the issues I have with such services is the fact that, while the data is encrypted, the encryption key is held and known by the ...
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Facebook events in news feed

I can keep pictures that I have been tagged in from showing up in my own timeline and on other people's news feed by simply requiring that those tags get reviewed by me—and not approving them. How do ...
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Prevent Gmail from expanding email address using name from Contacts

I want to prevent Gmail from replacing To: i@corp.com with: To: The fat guy who was near takeshi at the meeting <i@corp.com> I just typed i@corp.com in the compose window, but Gmail expands ...
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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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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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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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How to hide all posts from timeline in Facebook

Is there any way to remove all of my previous post from my Facebook timeline? Or remove all activities from a Facebook app with a single click?
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How to prevent my friends seeing my friend's posts, if he/she posts to 'Friends of friends' or to Public all the time?

I don't want my friends to see my friend's posts, as some of them post to 'Friends of friends' and to 'Public', every single time, which is quite annoying and rude.
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Facebook: Only Let Friends/Public See Mutual Friends

I am wondering how would I modify my privacy settings on Facebook so that my friends/public would only see our mutual friends, and not a list of all my friends and the number I have? On a side note, ...
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Instagram tagging

My Instagram is currently private but I wanted to participate in a drawing if you tag/hashtag your photo and tag the @ persons name. My question is if my account is private will they see this hash tag ...
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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 ...