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 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? ...
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Facebook : Photos tab not visible in profile to 'Everyone'

For a personal account, I've set the privacy of all albums to 'Everyone', but still the Photos tab is not visible for people who are not 'Friends'. Direct links to the album are accessible, but the ...
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How to prevent certain Facebook friends from sending you Inbox messages

Is there a way to prevent a Facebook friend from sending you Inbox messages? I want to have a group called "Public Contact Only" that basically cannot have side-bar conversations with me. The idea ...
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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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Is possibile to get the physical location of an article/page created on a website?

I know this is an hard question to answer. Imagine the you created a website and wrote an article/page in it, say on 08/15/2001 at 12:35PM. Question: Is possible to track the physical location where ...
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How to use Facebook while preserving privacy?

I'm have not signed up yet to Facebook since it's obvious how they think about my private data. But with out using it I might lose the connection to some not so close friends. So I'm trying to collect ...
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How to remove google search result?

How to remove google search result ? It contain my full name and surname and email address like personal information.
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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 share a private YouTube video with someone?

I have uploaded a youtube video and marked it as private. Now I want to share it with someone. I have tried to share it a few times, but they have not received any email notification. What is the ...
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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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Can't comment on Facebook friend's page

I have a friend on Facebook. I can see his wall and his profile, and comments on items in his profile. But I cannot comment on those items. Our mutual friends can, though. Is there a privacy setting ...
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Disable commenting-ability on a photo-by-photo basis

I'd like to disable the commenting function for all of my friends for some of my photos but not for all of them or my status updates which is the only privacy control panel I can find. Is this ...
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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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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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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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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 messages to multiple people: do they all know who I sent it to?

When I send Facebook messages to more than one person by adding them all to the to field, does everyone who receives the message see that I've sent it to more than one person? Can they see who?
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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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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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How exactly does Facebook's “Friends of Friends” visiblity play together with “hide from” beyond the first level?

Intro I often am in the situation where I combine Facebook's "friends of friends" visibility with the "hide from" option. I see this more as an act of courtesy than secrecy (in which case I would use ...
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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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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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What will Google do with my data?

When I give data like Email, documents or my search history to Google I trust that they will keep my data secure (from hackers, employees, foreign governments, etc.) keep it private only use it for ...
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Explanation of Facebook Connect and 'Login with Facebook'?

I had previously thought that Facebook Connect and 'Login with Facebook' were separate things, but after reading this I changed my mind: ... features of Connect (login, profile integration, Feed, ...
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How can I determine if I can trust a company with my information?

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. ...
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How does Amazon know what I have been searching on Google?

I was just browsing at some products on Amazon, without being logged in to Amazon, and then I noticed at the bottom the 'Recent Searches' box - which showed searches I had made from Google and had ...
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Can any web applications tell if I have Facebook open in a different tab or window?

I have Facebook open in one tab, and I open YouTube in another. YouTube asks me if I want to sign in with my Facebook account. Can YouTube tell if I have Facebook open in a different tab or window?
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How do I make my Resume unavailable on Dice.com?

I posted my resume on Dice.com. My job search is over, and I would like it to be unavailable to employers. Obviously Dice is more interested in obtaining Resumes than deleting them, so they haven't ...
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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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What Facebook information is shared when I visit a website and it has a Facebook friends block?

So if I go to a website (like www.groupon.com) I get a section of the webpage which tells me the names of some of my Facebook friends who "liked" this site and offers a button that has the Facebook ...
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Is there a free alternative to Google that improves privacy handling?

Google tracks searches and also sends search data to visited sites in the HTTP referrer headers, and this information can be tied together to allow someone to look at what you have been searching over ...
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Is it possible to stop people from associating things with me on Facebook without my permission?

On Facebook, it's possible by default for someone's friends to tag him in a photo without his permission. Is there any way for a user to stop his friends from doing that, or to at least require his ...
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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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Does WordPress allow me to mark posts as private?

Suppose I want to start a blog. I would like the "professional" stuff to be public, but the "personal" stuff should only be accessible to friends and family (i.e., accessible only to those users to ...
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Tool to bulk remove Facebook status updates

Is there any tool/webapp out there that will let me bulk delete past status updates? The only solution I have found so far is going back manually and deleting them one by one.
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Bugmenot (registration bypasser) alternative that doesn’t suck?

I used to love Bugmenot...but then they started blocking more and more sites. Now I'd say a good 75% of the time I try to find logins on bugmenot, the site is blocked. Is there a service like bugmenot ...
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Who is looking at my Facebook profile or pictures?

Can a Facebook application or anyone track that information? Some applications advertise this feature. I'm not sure whether I can trust them.
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How can I fully and immediately unsubscribe from Facebook?

I know that there's a way to suspend the Facebook account and it should be removed after 2 weeks. However I would like to immediately and definitively remove my account, so that in their servers ...
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Different Faces of Facebook

In Facebook, you have a Profile page which I it says is the Wall, and a Home page which says it's a news feed. I'm confused as to which one other friends can see, and how much they can see. I wonder ...
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How can I make my tweets private?

I want my tweets on Twitter to remain private and not be visible to anyone except those I designate as being able to view. How do I accomplish this?
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How can I follow someone on Twitter without them knowing?

Is it possible to follow someone on Twitter without them knowing?
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How do I stop someone from seeing me on Facebook Chat?

I like Facebook Chat, but I want to hide from specific people. Is there an easy way to do this?
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How can I make a safe search in Google?

How can I search in a way in Google that prevents my search terms being linked to my identity (cookies, IP ...)? I know there are some tools such as a Firefox extension that makes random searches from ...
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send anonymous email

Is there a service that would allow one to send anonymous emails? Also if not anonymous one that would create a temporary email address.
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Am I Liable for the Illegality of Files I Store Online?

Scenario A friend sends me an mp3. I would like to listen to it at work so I upload it to Google Docs for easy retrieval. I later find out (or already knew) that the file was downloaded illegally. ...
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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 can I know if one of my friends on Facebook is blocking me?

As a parent with a minor child who has a Facebook account, I'd like to know if there is any way, short of having her show me her privacy settings, that I can detect if my child (friend on Facebook) is ...
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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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Where can I find a paste service with (client side) encryption?

I want to: paste / edit a text snippet online encrypt that snippet in my browser store that snippet online tell some of my folks about the url to the snippet AND the passphrase are there services ...