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

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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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Change Twitter profile photo

How do you change the Twitter profile photo on Tails OS? When I try to do that from Tails OS, it tells me that the website is trying to extract HTML5 canvas data that can uniquely identify my ...
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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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To block private Instagram profile from Google Search?

Many social media application have setting by which you can prevent your profile in Google search. However, Instagram does not have it. They also ignore the users' feedback by not offering customer ...
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How do I access Outlook.com without giving them my phone number or another email address?

Outlook.com is asking for a personal phone number or alternate email address to “improve my security” and won't let me access my account without compliance. How do I bypass this? Or, how do I ...
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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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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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Can you set events to be private by default in Google Calendar?

Is it possible to set your Google Calendar events to be private by default? I don't want to mindlessly add public items to the calendar.
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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 impact may I experience from disabling the Referrer header?

If I disable the Referrer header (possible in Firefox, Safari, or other browsers), what impact may that have on my personal browsing experience? Is it common for website functionality to rely on ...
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Sharing a Google Document with multiple email addresses and preventing recipients from seeing the list of email addresses

Is there any way to share a Google Document with multiple email addresses in such a way that recipients cannot see the list of email addresses I shared the document with? By default upon sharing the ...
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Is there an online spreadsheet where I can share individual columns?

I sometimes use a spreadsheet when grading student assignments, where the leftmost columns describe the different parts of the assignments and possible points, and there is a column for each student. ...
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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 ...
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If my Twitter account is private and I'm blocking a user, if I reply to that person's tweet, will they see it?

I have my account set as private and a certain person blocked. However, her account is not private and it was brought to my attention she was speaking badly about me. Under that specific negative ...
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Will Gmail eventually restore my email without phone verification?

tl;dr: Is it possible to regain access to my recently disabled account with my recovery email address only? However there doesn't seem to be any option that actually works2. I describe what I've ...
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How to make Networks not public?

How do I prevent the list of Networks that I've joined from being visible to the entire public?
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Is there a way to share a certain Keeeb without directing the person to all one's public files?

With Keeeb, is there an alternative way to share a 'keeeb' to another so you aren't giving them carte blanche to explore your entire 'keeeb'd' clips besides making all of your 'keeeb' files "private". ...
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Change the privacy of a post by a friend on my Timeline

Is there a way to change the privacy of a single post by my friend on my timeline? Also hiding from timeline is not an option
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How do I set audience / privacy setting for individual photos on my timeline?

Unlike regular albums, photos on the timeline is supposed to be set on an individual basis. I just can't find out how. Any help?
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Undeleted Twitter photos after account deactivation

I deactivated my Twitter account, but when I search for my @screenname in Google, I see some pages that includes my Twitter photos. For example: example1.com/twitterusers/screnname.html page includes ...
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Is there something like private items in Basecamp?

While in Basecamp classic you were able to mark todo-lists or messages as private (only visible by your company), it seems that there's no such feature in the "all-new" version of Basecamp. I know ...
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Don't show me on other profiles

I would like to disable showing me on other users' profiles in sidebar in circles. I am pretty sure there was such option in settings, but I can't find it now. To support my thought i've checked my ...
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Will the friends of friends that I put in the 'Restricted' list, see items in my profile that I set to be viewable by my 'Friends of Friends'?

An attempt at illustrating this (where '->' means 'is/am friends with'): I -> a friend in my 'Restricted' list (hereby known as 'R1') -> R1's friend (hereby known as 'R2') Will R2 (assuming ...
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How do I share photos from a secret Facebook group?

Me and my friends have a secret Facebook group we use to share most of our photos. We now post all of our photos in the secret group because it's just convenient. But is there a way I can share a ...
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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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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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How to turning off “last seen” and “active” on Facebook messages? [duplicate]

I do not use the Facebook app or the Message app. I have "chat" turned off. Yet, everyone can see (if they click on a past message from me or message they have sent) it shows "active" or "last seen". ...
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Google Drive: can multiple people move files into a shared folder for the owner to view privately?

The teaching assistant for one of my graduate school courses wants students to submit homework assignments by adding each doc to one of his shared folders in Google Drive. However, it would be ...
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How to completely delete Instagram account?

I deleted my Instagram account yesterday (in their website), all my photos are deleted, and I can't sign in to my account anymore, but my account still exists, all followers and following pages still ...
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How do I allow getting Facebook event invitations from the general public?

I don't see anything in the privacy settings that would prevent people from inviting me to events. Some people say they cannot invite me to events as my name is not populating, even though we are part ...
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Government gmail on personal phone

I have personal iphone that i check government email on via gmail app. Unbeknownst to me, my google app became associated with my work account. I did some google searches that I do NOT want my ...
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How do I remove my YouTube feed activity content from my user profile page?

I've been successful in removing what's visible on my channel page (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/channel/abc123), by adjusting my privacy settings. However, some activity of mine from a few years ...
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My WordPress blog address is shown to all my Gmail contacts: how to prevent?

My friend found my WordPress blog by importing his Gmail contacts into his WordPress blog. And I was in his contacts. Thus, WordPress shares my blog address automatically with all my Gmail contacts. ...
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Changed name in google but still old name in Google

I changed my name in google for privacy reasons but if I search for my real name in google I see the following result: Real Name - Google+ from Fake Name Fake Name hasn't shared anything with ...
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Can a tagged but only-allowed friend's friends see the status where he is tagged?

If I (1) post a Facebook status; (2) tag one friend in the status; (3) and customise the privacy settings of the status so that only this one friend is allowed to see it, will this friend's friends ...
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On Facebook, can I control who sees posts I make to event walls?

I was recently surprised to have distant friends respond to comments I made on an event wall. Is there any way I can control this? It was an awkward clash of two completely different social circles ...
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In facebook privacy settings, what is the difference between regular and added audience for tagged posts?

What is the difference between the below two policy settings: 1) Who can see posts you've been tagged in on your timeline? 2) When you're tagged in a post, who do you want to add to the audience if ...
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Tell facebook to ignore event invite notifications from a friend

I keep getting facebook event invites from a friend. These are events I mostly don't bother about. I'd still want to view the event details and all, but I don't want to get notifications regarding it. ...
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How to share a photo album with people on restricted list on Facebook

How can I share photo album with friends from restricted list? When I go to New Album > Custom Privacy > Specific people or list... and manually add them in the text field, they still can't see the ...
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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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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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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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Does Ghostery duplicate the functionality of Disconnect and Facebook Disconnect?

I currently run Ghostery alongside Disconnect and Facebook Disconnect Chrome extensions, mainly because I'm not sure how their feature set overlaps. Do the latter two offer anything that isn't already ...
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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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When does Gmail display images automatically?

Google claims that inline images in authenticated email are shown automatically in Gmail. Yet I do not observe this with transactional mail I get from serious organizations, such as Stack Exchange and ...