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

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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 ...
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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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Turning off Google search results indirection

In Google search results, in Firefox or Chrome, I get URLs that go through Google and not directly to the target site. For example, at http://www.google.com/search?q=foo the first result is ...
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How does YouTube know my Google identity without my explicitly connecting?

I've found that recently when I visit YouTube, I am automatically logged in with my Google/Gmail Account. I don't like this at all. I do not want my video browsing history tied up with my Google ...
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Online Privacy from the Facebook ticker while playing games

How can I get Facebook to stop broadcasting when I am online and what I am doing, scrolling on the upper right-hand side of the Facebook page (the ticker)? Everyone does not need to know if I am ...
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Make photo tags visible in my profile without including old photos

In the past I disabled the option of showing photos that I was tagged in on my profile. Now that facebook introduced the option of first approving tags before they are placed on your profile, I would ...
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How can I reset all public posts to be friends-only?

I recently found that despite my default posting privacy level being "friends" all of my recent posts are "public". Is there some way I can quickly move these posts back to "friends" or otherwise ...
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Is there a way to allow Facebook friends to view, but not to comment on Facebook wall posts by the profile owner?

I've searched Facebook's privacy settings but I can't find a way to disallow friends from commenting on my Wall Posts (that I posted). Is there a way to allow friends to view, but not to comment on ...
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Stop Facebook from showing my current location when I make a post

Within Facebook, any time I make a post it gives away my location as "Near The Closest Large City" (naming the city). I do not want this much detail posted about my location. How do I stop this from ...
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How to see my profile from a friends of friends perspective on Facebook?

I can see my profile from the perspective of a 1st level friend, but I would like to see how my profile looks for a specific friend of a friend, or even from a general "friends of friends" ...
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Facebook detects if you are logged in Gmail

Today I was playing with some web security, and there was a surprise when I decided to test the Forget the Password link on Facebook. I chose to send the password reset code to my Gmail address, and ...
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Hiding job title on blogs using Facebook comments

On Techcrunch or other blogs using Facebook comments, I noticed that your job title displays next to your post. Is there any way to limit the privacy settings so it only displays to friends versus ...
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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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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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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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Unauthenticated access to Google Docs and Calendar

Today, I tried a demo of Openbravo (web-based ERP) and on its main workspace there were two widgets Google Docs and Google Calendar and they both displayed my Docs and Calendar data from my Google ...
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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 ...