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

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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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Can I find out if a survey on SurveyMonkey is anonymous?

SurveyMonkey surveys can optionally be made "anonymous", preventing respondents' email and IP addresses from appearing in the survey results. As a respondent, how can I verify that a survey has been ...
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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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Turning off Google search results indirection

In Google search results, in Firefox or Chrome, I get URLs that go through Google and not directly to the target site. For example, at http://www.google.com/search?q=foo the first result is ...
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Why can't my friend see a photo on my timeline that is supposed to viewable by friends of anyone tagged?

I was recently tagged in a photo. The person that took it is not my friend (a mutual friend of ours, who also appears in the photo, tagged me). I approved it to appear on my timeline. If I look at ...
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How can I prevent the posts of friends of Friends from showing up in Facebook?

How can I prevent the posts of friends of Friends in Facebook? I really don't care to see all the garbage some of these people post.
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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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How to hide all posts from timeline in Facebook

Is there any way to remove all of my previous post from my Facebook timeline? Or remove all activities from a Facebook app with a single click?
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How can I hide photo “likes” on Facebook? [duplicate]

I want to like a picture of someone else on Facebook, but I do not want friends to see that on the news feed. Is is possible to change the settings in "who can see your future posts"? Does that also ...
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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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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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Facebook Group with a Restricted Friend

On Facebook, I've got my boss as a "Restricted Friend" so he isn't seeing my posts unless I make them public. Now, he's joined a Group that I manage. Will he be able to see posts I make to the group's ...
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How can I keep my Facebook group membership private?

How can I make it so that people who aren't my friends on Facebook can't see which groups I'm in? This is similar to this question, but not quite. The linked question asks about keeping things ...
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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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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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Do Google, Yahoo, Microsoft read Dropbox links?

When a link to a Dropbox file or folder is sent by gmail, outlook.com or yahoo mail, is the content in the link read (i.e. processed) by Google or the other providers software?
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How do I not show my real name when commenting in a Google Doc, while signed in to my Gmail account?

I have a Gmail account and it has my real name on it. I don't know how to keep everyone from seeing my real name if they visit my account. I also do not know how to keep people from seeing my name ...
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Facebook privacy settings

Months ago I customized my privacy settings so that some of my Facebook friends wouldn't be able to see my future posts. Yet, one friend I specifically put under "don't share this with" category liked ...
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Seeing non-friends status updates

If a friend has their status update privacy set to 'Friends of Friends' ... does that mean that everyone on MY friends list see all their status updates, regardless of whether I 'like' or comment on ...
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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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Can the employer view my Google/YouTube history (on Google Apps Platform)?

I left myself signed in to my work Gmail account on my personal computer. I am not using Chrome. I had an internet session that was not suitable for work. At all. This included Google searches and ...
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Can people on Facebook see photos in albums hidden from them on my mutual friend's timeline?

I have three questions: If I post something on my timeline that I specifically hide from person X, but in that post I have tagged persons Y and Z, both of whom are friends of mine AND friends of X, ...
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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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Can I prevent Google from tracking which links I follow in downloaded PDFs?

I want to create a PDF document using Google Docs/Drive that includes links, but without Google tracking clicks on those links. Downloading a Google Drive document (File > Download as) in any other ...
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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 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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Hiding job title on blogs using Facebook comments

On Techcrunch or other blogs using Facebook comments, I noticed that your job title displays next to your post. Is there any way to limit the privacy settings so it only displays to friends versus ...
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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 I find out which friends of my friends who have viewed my profile?

Is there any way I know which non-friend people have viewed my Facebook profile? For example, when someone is not my friend but is a friend of friend, if he or she views my profile, is there any way I ...
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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 do I obfuscate all contacts in Gmail?

I don't know to How do I delete all contacts in Google apps permanently? I thought as a solution, to be sure there will be no traces left I want to change the names of all my contacts before I delete ...
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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? long version problem Once again Gmail locked me out from my account on the merit that ...
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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 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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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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How do I hide my activities from my friend's news feed?

Assume I liked or wrote a comment on a post of Enrique's page. All my friends are able to see all posts which I liked or commented on News Feed. How do I hide my activities from my friend's news ...
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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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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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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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Don't show current users in embedded Google doc

Is there a way to hide current users from an embedded Google spreadsheet (simple iframe)? A cursory Google search doesn't seem to bring up anything.
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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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Facebook album sharing & privacy question

I posted an album on my profile that has custom settings/restricting people. I would like to share this album on my friends page, but one of our mutual friends I restricted. Can that restricted person ...
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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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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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“SSL search is off” notification on Google

The Problem Since this morning, I have been getting pop-up notifications on Google SERPs like this one: Looking up at my address bar, Google indeed wasn't using HTTPS. The Background SSL ...
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Twitter Account still logged in friends phone [duplicate]

I have asked an old classmate to sign out of my Twitter account but they still haven't done it even though they have told me they did. The reason I know this is because my notifications disappear ...
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How to clear Yahoo Mail recent searches

In the current version of Yahoo Mail, when you focus on the search field, a drop-down list appears with the latest searches made. Is it possible to clear this list? And if yes, how?
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How to disable adding real name to the from field when sending messages in Gmail?

When I email somebody (that is using whatever e-mail service of his own) using Gmail the recipient can see both my (the sender) e-mail address and real name like Ivan Smith ...
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How can I remove all my searches from the new Activity Log in Facebook?

This is a new feature, inside the activity log. In the past you couldn't view your searches. As far as I know, the only way to remove a search from the activity log is manually removing each search. ...
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Find out what data Facebook stores about non-users and non-members

Where can I see the data Facebook knows/has about me, a person who has not registered for the service? I've never signed up for Facebook. I tried back in 2006, but was denied, and never finished the ...