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

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Facebook getting search history from Gmail, Linkedin and Twitter

Recently, in my Facebook search bar I've noticed it shows "recent searches" that I didn't search on Facebook. For instance, I looked at Paul Graham and Scott Adams' twitter feeds. This showed up in my ...
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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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Per-article pseudonyms for blogging with option to link them later [migrated]

I am interested in writing, but intend to write about a wide variety of topics, some of which are unconventional/politically incorrect enough that they may be detrimental to my professional reputation....
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How can I reset all public posts to be friends-only?

I recently found that despite my default posting privacy level being "friends" all of my recent posts are "public". Is there some way I can quickly move these posts back to "friends" or otherwise ...
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How to stop your YouTube comments/activities from showing on Google+

I don't want anyone know what videos I’m watching/liking/commenting or any of my activity from YouTube to show on my Google+ page or stream. I found a few settings on the privacy page: But I can't ...
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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 http:/...
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Privacy concerns for personal data shared between Facebook and Amazon

I was looking for a tablet from my home PC on Amazon and sometimes I find Amazon ads on Facebook which contain suggestions related to my search criteria; I never worried too much as I thought the ...
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Does Google log your search to your Google account?

When I go google.com and do a search while being logged in to my Gmail account (or Google account). does Google log that search to that specific account or will it only log that search to the browser?...
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what information does PayPal provide to vendors?

When paying for services with paypal, what information does the seller have about the purchaser? Name? Country? From their privacy policy: Customer Service: for customer service purposes, ...
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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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How to disable “Seen by” in Facebook chat

When two or more people chat together, Seen by appears when one of the participants views the last message. It is nice to know your message has been viewed, but it is also an invasion of privacy. ...
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Prevent Gmail from expanding email address using name from Contacts

I want to prevent Gmail from replacing To: i@corp.com with: To: The fat guy who was near takeshi at the meeting <i@corp.com> I just typed i@corp.com in the compose window, but Gmail expands ...
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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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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 do I list my items in Google Drive by access level?

I found myself accidentally sharing sensitive information in Google Drive. 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 (...
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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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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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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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Can I limit what my friends can see of my Likes and Comments on the FB News Ticker?

I have set strict privacy settings on Facebook to "only me" on my Timeline, Friends List and page "Likes". Yet a friend of mine told me the other day they saw a number of my likes and comments ...
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How to use Gmail's “Send Mail As” with another Gmail account through SMTP without “On Behalf Of”?

Related to this question, I want to remove the "On Behalf Of" when I send an email from another Gmail account via the web ui. So, as of now, my email is being shown as From emailA@gmail.com on behalf ...
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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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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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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 computer....
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On Quora can a user make their make the question and answer feeds private?

I wonder whether a Quora user can make their make the question and answer feeds private, and if so, how (without having to posts questions or answers anonymously). By private, I mean the question or ...
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How do I delete all contacts in Google apps permanently?

When you have synced your contacts on your Android phone with Google contacts and decide to withdraw them from Google, how can you permanently delete them? I went to Gmail->Contacts and there I could ...
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How can I determine if I can trust a company with my information? [closed]

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 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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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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How can LinkedIn know about my Yahoo contacts?

I signed up to LinkedIn using a Yahoo account. I confirmed the address from their email message, but I refused to allow them to access my address book. So the site showed: Confirm your Yahoo! ...
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People see my connections on LinkedIn, despite the setting set to “only me”

Why can people, who are among my connections, see all my connections (even if they're not common to both), even though on privacy settings I selected "only me" to see the connections? Another buddy, ...
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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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HTTPS-enabled Google search and visibility by network administrator

I searched for websites with a keyword, say, "Monkey", using HTTPS-enabled Google Search on my company's machine. Can the network administrator somehow associate with me: The keyword "Monkey"? The ...
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Instagram Location: Who can see?

Can someone see my location on Instagram, if I only like pictures of the person I am following, but haven't posted any pictures?
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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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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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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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Difference between posting on friend's wall vs. tagging a non-friend by name in a photo comment

Can some one please explain the difference between posting content directly on a persons Facebook wall whom in on your friend list and tag a person not on your friend list in the comment section on a ...
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Can I keep my own Facebook profile content hidden to members of a private Facebook Group of which I am the administrator?

I have put together a private Facebook Group for my camera club, and as the administrator, I have had to get its members to either open an account with Facebook in order for them to join the Group, ...
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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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Is it possible to see the owner of a public Google Doc?

If I create a public Google Doc that anyone can edit who has the URL, will my Google id or name or anything else be publicly viewable? I tried it and I didn't see anything about the owner in another ...
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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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Are Google Shortened URLs (goo.gl) Publicized, Sequential, or Secret?

Google has a shortening service at http://goo.gl/ which let's you convert a long URL to a short one. It says the following about the URLs it generates: All goo.gl URLs and click analytics are ...
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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 does the Facebook friend finder operate?

Facebook friend finder is really creepy. It has suggested to me: The father of a friend of mine—whose existence in Facebook was unknown to the said friend of mine himself. The twin brother of a ...
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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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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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Advice on completely eradicating my Facebook [closed]

I have an old Facebook account that I want to get rid of. I posted some things that I shouldn't have posted, that might hurt my chances of getting a job in the future. I also heard of a Facebook app ...
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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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HDFC Bank Website Asking to “Wait” Before Loading Up the Homepage

I've not noticed this behavior before. When I use the following url: hdfcbank.com I see the following for a split second: And then the homepage loads up. Isn't this a bit suspicious? It ...
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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 ...