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

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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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How to hide the new friendship with a user from few of my friends on Facebook

I want to make a friendship with some person, but I don't want to let some of my friends know that me and that person have become friends. How can I achieve this? What privacy settings changes do I ...
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Blogger - Two Google+ Accounts

I have two Google+ accounts that I use for Blogger and I would like to make only one of them publicly visible; basically, I have Account A and Account B and I would only like Account B to be visible ...
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Privacy when signing in with Google

Lately many websites allow users to sign in using their Google accounts, which seems to be fine, but I am a bit worried about privacy issues... I have been taking a look, and most of the information ...
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Make a Google+ post visible to all users but invisible to Google search

I know that the Public circle is like a free-for-all and people can find your posts for the Public circle using search engines. I'd like my posts to be visible to only G+ users. How do I set my posts ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Automatically not allow tag for certain friend

I have an overzealous friend on Facebook who always takes random pictures and tags me in them. Is there an automatic way to prevent having him tag me? If I am actually in a picture, is there a way ...
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“Photos of Jonathan” missing while 'viewing as public'

When I look at my Facebook photos via "View as Public" I notice I don't have the Photos of Jonathan tab. I only have the Jonathan's Photos and the Albums tab. I browsed some profiles and noticed some ...
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How to remove a photo shared from iPhone via Skype?

I shared a picture taken with my iPhone with a friend. To my confusion, I've discovered that she received not a picture, as I expected, but a link to the image uploaded to Skype website. The image ...
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How can I see my Restricted friends list on Facebook?

Each time I post, it comes up with "friends except restricted". I have no "restricted" list on the left hand side of the screen where lists appear. I did have a restricted list ages ago but now I ...
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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 use Outlook.com to email a group BCC by default?

I created an email group in Outlook.com's webmail service. When I email the group, I have to remember each time to switch to BCC to avoid disclosing the group email addresses. I want to know how to ...
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Can someone find my Gravatar profile if they have my email address, or Gravatar URL associated with that email address?

Gravatar now offers profiles that are publicly visible. Let's say I have entered some info in my profile. Let's also say I have two email addresses, email1 and email2, registered with Gravatar but ...
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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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Unblock/block Google talk users

Is there anyway to block/unblock users on chat via an interface other than Gmail or Gtalk? I can't seem to find any client which does that. Edited: I need a web app which does this. Not a desktop ...
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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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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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What online services are available for managing your various online IDs and Personas?

I'm kicking the tires on some of the net's identification management websites. Let me clarify this ambiguous term...(and please let me know if there's a better name for sites like these) A site ...
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Facebook won't allow me to have my real name on my account

When I first opened my Facebook account I wasn't really sure if I would like being a Facebook user so I opened my account with my maiden name which was Carol Baker not thinking I would still be on 3 ...
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Facebook friends of friends

When I comment on a friend's photo, their friends can see it and like it and they get notified that I have commented although I am not friends with them. How do I stop this from happening, so that the ...
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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 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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How much data do Facebook applications have access to?

When I allow an application to access my data, what information can it actually access?
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Staying invisible on Google Plus

I'm considering signing up for Google Plus to get all the alluring perks Google's offering, such as unlimited cloud space for photos and shorter videos. However, apart from sharing data with a few ...
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How to make a permanent annotation

I created a YouTube video and I want to block out a corner of the video after I uploaded it. Is it possible to block out a portion of the video and make the annotation permanent?
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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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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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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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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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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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(Free?) Secure streaming Video

My company wants to upload some videos of some technology we developed - it will be shown to various patent offices around the world. Obviously, being pre-patent, we don't want to use just any ...
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What is a good open alternative to Facebook? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Alternative to Facebook I don't like facebook's cowboy attitude toward privacy. I'd like to see a more open and privacy-respectful social network. Are there any good ...
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Figuring out who is the real owner of Facebook Page [duplicate]

Is there any way for anyone at Facebook to determine, who is the real owner of Facebook Page? I want the create a webpage, where I want to post some true facts about my previous employer, to prevent ...
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Facebook: Private Groups or Public Page question

So here's my scenario: There are a group of students in a class. Each student should have their own Facebook page or group for the class but they shouldn't have to friend each other. Each ...
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Wikipedia global search (all languages), without using a third-party search engine?

Performing a search on the Japanese Wikipedia is easy: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=%s Now, I want to perform a search on all language versions of Wikipedia. For instance ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Improve Gmail privacy by getting external images from Google's servers

It is obvious that many people try to track their sent emails by using online tools which embed an invisible external image to the email's body. The workaround which most people are familiar with ...