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

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What are the recommended privacy settings for Facebook?

I hear a lot about the default privacy settings on Facebook being too open and that third parties can get hold of my private information. What can I do to lock down my account so that only the people ...
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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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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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Facebook - Likes and comments not showing up in news feed; Photos tab is not visible to everyone

My likes and comments are not showing up in my newsfeed (after days). The Photos tab is not visible to everyone. Here are my privacy settings: Account -> Privacy Settings -> Connecting on ...
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Will Google track me less if I pay for Google Apps for Business?

I'm increasingly freaked out by the relevance of ads I see across sites. For example, I receive a joke mail about planning a trip to Antarctica, and now I start seeing Antarctica travel ads across ...
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I do not have a FaceBook account but keep receiving emails

How do I stop people that I don't know emailing me to ask me to be their friend? Why do the emails that I receive think that I will know a list of people that I have never heard of?
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How to make to an existing public post private in Google Plus?

I wrote a post, tagging two people, intending it for their eyes only. A good conversation was had, but a week later, I noticed getting +1s on it from other people I didn't intend to share it with. I'd ...
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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 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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Lastpass login information on multiple browsers

I use Lastpass on two different browsers (Mozilla and Google Chrome) with two different ID's on each browser. I don't use the Firefox ID on Chrome and vice versa. But today something strange happened. ...
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How do I fully hide my wall In Facebook?

I used to hide the wall of all it's activities and posts before, but now with the new privacy settings I can't find this option. I can only hide each post manually, but I can't hide the activities(...
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How can I prevent anyone on the web from seeing comments on my Google+ profile picture?

When I view my profile as "anyone on the web", they see one post on my profile. This post if of me selecting my profile picture, and includes my friends' comments on that picture. I don't mind my ...
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How do I keep my Facebook friends list and befriending notifications to myself?

I don’t want anyone to either see my friends list or to be notified of who I become friend with. I only want those two pieces of information limited to me. How can I do this?
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Trusting apps from Google Apps Marketplace

From my experience with third-party Facebook apps, I'm wary of adding apps from the Google Apps Marketplace to my Google Apps installation. Can I trust apps from the from Google Apps Marketplace? ...
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Facebook - privacy when posting on wall of 'liked' website

If I comment on a Facebook website, can non-friends who 'like' that site see my whole profile?
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Facebook “friend list” members unable to post on wall

Prior to a lot of the privacy redesign changes that have been going on with Facebook, I had a specific set of friends grouped into a friend list. For this list, I restricted access so that these ...
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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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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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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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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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In Gmail, will merging contacts with phone numbers and contacts with G+ profiles violate their privacy?

Ever since I started using Google+, it has added the people in my G+ circles as new entries to my Gmail contacts. The only information, apparently, in these new contact entries, is those people's G+ ...
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Pastebins (web apps that allows posting snippets of texts) that allow registered users to opt to not include their usernames on specified pasted texts [closed]

Are there any Pastebins that will allow registered users to opt to not include their usernames on specified pasted texts? I know I can post as an unregistered user, but I want the management and ...
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Concealing IP address when sending via Gmail on another device

Normally when you send an email via Gmail's web interface, your IP address is not revealed in the Received: headers. However, if you configure a device such as the iPhone to send mail via Gmail's SMTP ...
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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 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 do I make a Facebook Page public?

I have a page that I administer and I want to make it public so I (or anyone) can go to facebook.com/MyBusinessNameIsAwesome And they will be able to see the page even if they're not logged in to ...
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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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Is there any way for me to disable my activity from appearing on the new right column on Facebook?

In the most recent Facebook change, they introduced a side bar on the right of the screen with every action my contacts make. From commenting on other statuses (even in statuses belonging to their ...
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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 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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Hide my Twitter followers

For privacy reasons, I don't want everyone to be able to see who follows me on Twitter. How to do? I am OK with removing all of my followers if it is the only solution, but I hope there are more ...
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HTTPS-enabled Google search and visibility by network administrator

I searched for websites with a keyword, say, "Monkey", using HTTPS-enabled Google Search on my company's machine. Can the network administrator somehow associate with me: The keyword "Monkey"? The ...
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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 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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Limit access to certain Facebook photo albums

I know it is possible to define groups of friends. But how do I allow/exclude groups to see a photo-album ? Is it possible?
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List based privacy setting in Facebook

I am able to create lists in Facebook. Is it possible to apply a set of privacy setting for each list?
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How to use just Nickname instead of Full name on G+?

I'm following these Desktop steps to add the nickname for my G+ profile, however I'm not able to use my nickname to display on comments. For example going to some Chrome web store and posting the ...
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How to set Google+ photos to be Public-Unlisted (as you could do with PicasaWeb)?

Previously, if I uploaded photos from Picasa to PicasaWeb, I could specify them as Public but Unlisted. So you had to have the link to view them but no login was required. I don't see that option now ...
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Prioritize Facebook privacy between lists that are locked and not locked

I can set privacy settings no problem but I cannot find any reference to priority of privacy settings in Facebook. That is, I have someone in a locked down list I also want to add them to a non-...
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Instagram Location: Who can see?

Can someone see my location on Instagram, if I only like pictures of the person I am following, but haven't posted any pictures?
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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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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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Storing photos and videos privately with Google

I am interested in purchasing extra Google storage to use in storing mainly photos and videos. Is it possible to keep everything I store private with Picasa or Google Docs?
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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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Should one have security/privacy concerns about scorecardresearch.com when using Ning and other sites?

We have a group who is using Ning which seems to allow us to have private discussions online. However, one user discovered that the website scorecardresearch.com seems to be tracking our actions on ...
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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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Can I keep my own Facebook profile content hidden to members of a private Facebook Group of which I am the administrator?

I have put together a private Facebook Group for my camera club, and as the administrator, I have had to get its members to either open an account with Facebook in order for them to join the Group, ...
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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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anonymous links in email?

I've received a spam claimed to be sent from one of my friends' email (well I'm sure he didn't send it). What exactly would be the implications of clicking the link? What's the worse that could ...
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How can I determine if I can trust a company with my information? [closed]

We all know that we should be careful about what kind of information we put online. However, some applications exist purely to store some critical information like Basecamp, Google Apps, Mint, etc. ...