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

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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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In Facebook, how to restrict my own posts in a group only visible to the group members?

In Facebook, how can I restrict my own posts in a group to only be visible to the group members? In other words, I don't like the posts that are only relevant to the members of that group being ...
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Public Profile information

How do I stop FB naming my mother as a Parent in the "Born" section of my timeline that is viewable to the public. I don't think I made this information public and I have even updated my profile ...
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What is really displayed on Facebook's timeline – and how to preview it?

When I preview my timeline as someone else in my privacy settings, I cannot see f.e. the articles that I currently liked or the comments I wrote. However, when reviewing my timeline, they all appear ...
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How to increase privacy on Facebook from non-friends?

I happened to see my Facebook account from a profile who isn't my friend. Basically everything is public. I thought I had fixed this with the settings. My issues are: I don't want strangers to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 improve privacy from non-friends on Facebook?

I thought I was able to turn of the ability for non-friends to search me but apparently not. I'd prefer that only friends can view my profile (and if I wanted new ones I would add them). This doesn't ...
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Facebook friends list, including disabled accounts, shows one less than friends count!

For a while now, Facebook has been showing deactivated accounts in one's friends list, which is nice. However, the total number of friends in my list, including disabled accounts, is one less than the ...
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How to hide from the public “comments and likes from friends” underneath my Facebook cover photo

My Facebook friends list is set to "friends only" so the public cannot see this. They can, however, see who SOME of my friends are by viewing the comments and likes from friends underneath my cover ...
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How to stop strangers sending me event invites in Facebook?

I relocated and some requests are too country-specific. I am looking for a way to block all requests to other countries. I can only block events from my friends but not from non-friends, strangers and ...
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How can you remove a Facebook “Community” Page?

A while back, my friend put my name as the name of the university he attended on Facebook as a joke. Facebook automatically created a community page for the 'university' but he doesn't see a delete ...
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How to make Facebook likes private?

I know there's a way to hide what I like from my newsfeed and hide my activity log, but to illustrate my question... Say I am friends with Joe and Nancy but they're not mutual friends. If I like ...
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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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Prevent Facebook from sharing private info on off-site comments [duplicate]

If a website uses the Facebook social plugin for allowing page comments, it appears that Facebook then posts information about you from your profile (employer, school, etc.) when you post a comment: ...
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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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Setting to turn off viewing of Facebook photos from those tagged as “Public”?

Currently, to someone that views my timeline as Public, they are able to see all my photos. I've been looking at my Account and Privacy settings, but no where is there a change that allows me to turn ...
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Removing past location history from Facebook

I've recently discovered that when I send a message on my phone it will send my location along with it, I have disabled that on my mobile phone, but the previous messages still contain my location ...
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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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Allow Public Likes But Not Comments?

I've create an account on Facebook which is going to be used primarily for marketing a non-profit that I work with. The account is basically a character I'll be playing. (Two accounts, actually, ...
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How to block certain people from seeing events I created

In Facebook, is there a way to: Block certain friends from seeing an event I created? Block certain non-friends from seeing the event I created?
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Photo hosting site with true privacy and security [closed]

I'm looking for a photo hosting site with following properties: SSL usage is enforced for any access (including image data). Access to any image data (including thumbnails) requires user being ...
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YouTube: List of videos shared with me

My friend has shared a lot of his private videos with me. Every time he shares a video, I get an email with a link through which I can watch the video. But I cannot find a place in YouTube where the ...
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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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Facebook events in news feed

I can keep pictures that I have been tagged in from showing up in my own timeline and on other people's news feed by simply requiring that those tags get reviewed by me—and not approving them. How do ...
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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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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 does Kickstarter verify identity [closed]

Kickstarter claims to be able to verify your identity based on legal name, birthdate, and home address. Where on the Internet are there public records of the above? How can you verify someone's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can my location be found from a Facebook picture?

This old ABC News clip dramatically announces a "new and freightening threat [...] unknown to many Internet crime experts", which exposes a child's location via pictures posted to Twitter, Facebook, ...
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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 ...