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

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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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Why can I see all these people in Trello? And what can they see about me?

When I start typing to add my friends in Trello, I see all these people I don't know! What's up with that? Are you showing my boards to the public?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Transparency of aliases [closed]

If you send an email through an alias, as some webmail providers offer, how transparent will your actual username be to the recipient (like someone@gmx.de) and to its service provider (in this example ...
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Is it possible to set privacy options for Facebook fan page profile pictures?

Say if one wanted to allow their fan base to comment on album pictures only and not profile pictures, would this be possible? I know that in the personal profile, privacy options are available. Is ...
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How to send a not private message on facebook?

I'm trying to figure out how people are managing to send non-private messages to each other on Facebook. You see them as something like: Ian Boyd ► Kirsten Guyer: Everyone can see this message. ...
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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 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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Make old posts visible only for my circle on Google+

How can I make my old posts on Google+ visible only for those people I have added in my circle?
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Finding my Picasaweb album using my email

I just found out that if I type my email into Google I can match that mail with my picasaweb account, is there a way to stop this from happening? Nothing else of mine is visible this way, so I don't ...
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Are there any Facebook “suicide” apps out there?

I would like to delete a lot of my Facebook data without closing my account. Of course, doing it manually is a waste of time and it's not interesting :-) Are there any services similar to ...
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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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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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Sharing user's profile pictures album to the world [closed]

Is it legal, (I mean, all the photos in that album)? Noticing that there is a public link of the album below the album, but in other side, if you protect your photos in facebook, that would include ...
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Can my Google+ contacts know in which circle I put them?

Is there any way for my contacts to know whether I have put them in circle "Close friends" or "Annoying acquaintances" ? In Facebook, groups can be public. I could not see that directly on Google+, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does Google log your search to your Google account?

When I go google.com and do a search while being logged in to my Gmail account (or Google account). does Google log that search to that specific account or will it only log that search to the ...
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Google +1 and privacy

What happens when I press Google +1 button? Who can understand and view that I liked that article, news or whatever? My friends only, all internet users? Are there any settings to fine-tune this ...
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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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Pastebins (web apps that allows posting snippets of texts) that allow registered users to opt to not include their usernames on specified pasted texts

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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Where did Facebook spy to find out I was interested in some video game?

So, I read a Cracked.com article about a certain popular video game (that shall remain nameless but involves going into blue things and emerging out of orange things). I knew nothing about that game ...
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Can I hide my favourites on YouTube from the other users?

Can I hide my favourites on YouTube from the other users? I have a normal YouTube account and I realised that everything I add to my favourites is visible to anyone. Can I hide it instead?
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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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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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I want to know how to make my Tweets private

How can I make my Tweets private so that they can only be viewed by the person I am sending them to?
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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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How to change Bugzilla change privacy notice?

How can I change the privacy notice in both the site and email messages? My instance is not public facing. I don't like this: PRIVACY NOTICE: Bugzilla is an open bug tracking system. Activity on ...
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Looking for a secure and private web blog that I can use offline at times [closed]

Is there any web blog that I can use privately and securely? I would like to connect to my blog from any terminal and not risk losing it due to losing my computer. As a bonus is there any web blog ...
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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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Facebook: Where can I check the list of all sponsored stories I “liked”

Sometimes I see my friends associated to Facebook ads: Sponsored Stories John Doe likes SomeProduct. I might have clicked "Like" on some things without being aware this would end up being used like ...
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Privacy setting on Facebook for downloading pictures?

Facebook recently moved me to the new image viewer, which shows a download link below every picture. With this download link it is possible to download full-resolution original images. I suppose the ...
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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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Amount of information access granted to a page you like on Facebook

When I like a page on facebook. Lets say liking a band on my music intrests and putting it in my information section. How much access have they been granted about me? The links they post appear on my ...
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Google Calendar Security/Privacy Concerns?

I would - not for me but for an older, tech-noob person - like to set up Google Calendar for the sole purpose of syncing his mobile phone with his Thunderbird/Lightning. Since I have never used (most ...
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What's the best place to discuss something privately? [closed]

I've been considering putting together a business proposal, and I would like to find a place to discuss this online with other collaborators privately. I also want to make sure that the data doesn't ...
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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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Why is it no longer possible to make posts, links or photos in Facebook visible to certain friend lists only?

I used to be able to do this with the old profile. Since Facebook upgraded me to the new profile I cannot select friend lists in the privacy settings or even below single posts anymore although the ...
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How can I know if a website is logging my IP address?

Is there any way to check that when I visit a site, if the site is logging my IP address?
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Disposable proxy for a phone number?

I am in the process of making a deal on Craigslist but I do not really want to release my phone number to someone who I will eventually forget after a while and I am sure the next person would feel ...
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Does this fall within acceptable use of Facebook UID's?

My website (not canvas app) uses facebook as it's membership system. It stores the user's facebook uid (with their permission). This info is never shared with anyone and the privacy policy ...
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Is there a way to register gmail account anonymously?

In days of old, you just entered login+pass+some dummy info, and you're done. Now, it asks for your mobile phone number, or your friend phone, or your home phone number. Is there a way to create ...
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Facebook: how to selectively make status updates visible only to certain groups?

My friends list has people from work and my real friends. By default, I want my status updates to be visible only to my friends. And sometimes I want may want my updates to be visible to everyone. ...
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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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Is there a chat program where I can own my chat?

Is there any chat system where I can keep the logs protected (private). For example if I use gtalk (the Google's chat) then the chats are logged into their server. A good analogy is that if I use IRC ...
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Is it safe to use Gravatar?

I vaguely remember hearing that Gravatar had some security or privacy flaw. I think it was that someone could extract your e-mail address if you used a Gravatar. Is Gravatar safe? How do you know? ...