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

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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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Why do some web apps ask for details like Phone Number, home address, etc?

It's thankfully getting rarer, but a lot of web apps seem to want my whole life story before letting me sign up. What use does (for example) a online image editor have for my phone number? Shouldn't ...
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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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Disposable proxy for a phone number? [closed]

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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Browse Google without being logged in while still logged into Gmail

As title states, I'd like to be logged into Gmail but not have Google search logged in. I've tried DuckDuckGo but nothing beats the search results from Google in my opinion. Besides using incognito or ...
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Google drive sharing: Is the revision history also shared?

I wonder about this thing. Imagine the following scenario: on Day 1 I create a text document on Google Drive. on Day 2 I edit it. on Day 3 I share it with John so that "John can edit". Can John ...
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In Google Drive how do I find everything I shared with other people? [duplicate]

I accidentally shared some photos on Google Drive with the wrong recipient (Google account). Since not all the shared documents were in the same folder, what's the easiest way to go through them and ...
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Can I stop a WordPress application from using my Gravatar photo?

I uploaded a photo to Gravatar. Today, I just registered to post on a site running WordPress. Because personal health is discussed on this site, I used a pseudonym on the site, but much to my dismay, ...
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Hide who a Google+ post is shared with

How can I hide who a Google+ post is shared with? Currently, it looks like anyone I share a post with can see who else I have shared the post with.
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If I create an organization, can I limit what boards the members can see?

I would like to create an organization for our company, with boards for each department. I need some department boards, such as HR, available only to certain people in the organization. Can I give ...
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Strange ''sign in attempt prevented'' messages on Gmail

These messages from no-reply@accounts.google.com say something like this: Hi (my name), Someone just tried to sign in to your account (my Gmail)from an app that doesn't meet modern security ...
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Set visibility on Google Photos

How do I set the visibility of my photos in Google Photos? According to my dashboard there are 1,752 public photos in my Google Photos account. When I follow this help page's advice I see that I have ...
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Are DuckDuckGo redirects a privacy issue?

If you search for a term on DDG: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=asdf and then click on a search result, you will notice that it goes through a redirect: https://duckduckgo.com/l/?kh=-1&uddg=http%...
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How can I prevent people from sending me email through Google+?

Google sent me an email today announcing that Google+ users can now send emails directly to my Gmail inbox if I'm in one of their Google+ circles, even if they don't know my email address. I only want ...
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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?
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Does google record and/or parse the contents of every google voice call?

I've been googling around and am trying to learn more about google voice's privacy policy. Specifically I want to know if Google records and transcribes the content of all of my calls performed over ...
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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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Can I have a YouTube account while having nothing to do with Google Plus?

This page describes three options for what name will be displayed for you on YouTube, but they all seem to involve associating with Google Plus in some way. If you want your Google name used in both ...
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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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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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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 only"...
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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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Twitter privacy settings?

I tried to register a new Twitter account. The registration form said, that my full name will appear on my public profile. Is there a privacy setting for at least limit the people available to see my ...
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How do I list my items in Dropbox by access level?

I found myself accidentally sharing sensitive information in Dropbox. This has happened multiple times. So I want to check what I'm sharing and with whom. I'd like to see a list of my items (files and ...
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How to comment on YouTube without your name, but send from Gmail with your name?

I have a friend whose Gmail account name is a fairly cryptic series of letters, and who filled out equally cryptic strings when Google asked for his first and last name, so that emails come from ...
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Facebook learns my typeahead searches - how to “delete”

I have already deleted my search history but it seems that Facebook learnt my searches. Eg. There are 4 names starting with xy: xya, xyb, xyc, xyd Once I have searched for xyc and after it I have also ...
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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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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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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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Disallow people to search you by phone number on Facebook

On Facebook, people can find you by searching the phone number you have linked to your account. (Try it now.) I’ve gone to Profile → About → edit your contact and basic info and it shows 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 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 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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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 does Facebook know about my fake Yahoo account?

I have a Facebook account. About 4 years ago I registered on Yahoo to use Yahoo Answers. I entered entirely fake details. I check my Yahoo email very rarely, maybe once a year. When I checked today, ...
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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 ...