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

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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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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'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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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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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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533 views

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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to use just Nickname instead of Full name on G+?

I'm following these Desktop steps to add the nickname for my G+ profile, however I'm not able to use my nickname to display on comments. For example going to some Chrome web store and posting the ...
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Facebook's “View As…” returns blank profile?

I am using the "View As..." tool to see how a certain person sees my profile. But it turns up empty! No timeline, just a blank page after my cover and profile pics. This doesn't make sense since we ...
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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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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 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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4k views

How to send a not private message on Facebook?

I'm trying to figure out how people are managing to send non-private messages to each other on Facebook. You see them as something like: Ian Boyd ► Kirsten Guyer: Everyone can see this message. ...
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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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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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290 views

Hide who a Google+ post is shared with

How can I hide who a Google+ post is shared with? Currently, it looks like anyone I share a post with can see who else I have shared the post with.
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448 views

What measures does Cognito Forms take to ensure Privacy/ Security Level for Completed Forms/ User Data?

Some forms may contain confidential information - even something basic like where a person lives. What measures do Cognito Forms take to ensure that data stored within its site is secure?
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Make Facebook Likes on a Page (Private)?

In constant urge to keep myself updated on what's going on in other universities, I would like to like the official facebook pages of these universities; but I also want to keep this activity private ...
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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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Facebook learns my typeahead searches - how to “delete”

I have already deleted my search history but it seems that Facebook learnt my searches. Eg. There are 4 names starting with xy: xya, xyb, xyc, xyd Once I have searched for xyc and after it I have also ...
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Clear Facebook typeahead [duplicate]

How can I clear the Facebook typeahead search? (the search that shows you results before pressing the search-button or enter) If it is not possible, how can I make it show other items than it shows ...
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Set visibility on Google Photos

How do I set the visibility of my photos in Google Photos? According to my dashboard there are 1,752 public photos in my Google Photos account. When I follow this help page's advice I see that I have ...
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Disallow people to search you by phone number on Facebook

On Facebook, people can find you by searching the phone number you have linked to your account. (Try it now.) I’ve gone to Profile → About → edit your contact and basic info and it shows that the ...
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How do I remove myself from Google+ search?

Sorry if this is confusing. I received notification in my Gmail saying someone added me to their circle and invited me to join Google+. I'm assuming Google+ allows users to find people by name or ...
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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 email visibility be turned off for all members, including owners, of a Google Group?

When configuring a Google group, there is a group setting under Permissions --> Access Permissions --> View Member Email Addresses that allows you to set the user groups that can view member's email ...
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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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Google Security Checkup Gmail Settings

Today, Google suggested running a security checkup. While almost everything was clear and helpful, one section Check your Gmail settings was unclear. It says: "Make sure that your Gmail settings are ...
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In Google Drive how do I find everything I shared with other people? [duplicate]

I accidentally shared some photos on Google Drive with the wrong recipient (Google account). Since not all the shared documents were in the same folder, what's the easiest way to go through them and ...
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How to use GPG with Gmail?

I would like to read and write GPG encrypted mails within Gmail. I found FireGPG, but the support for Gmail has been discontinued (and I am using Google Chrome as a browser). What is the most ...
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How to anonymously join public events?

How can I join an event without having my name listed? Below I can see everyone's name, almost all of which I don't know, except for Facebook User's. Names of attendees for event on public page that ...
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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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Privacy concern with photos in people widget

I don't mind seeing other people's recent photos - but I do mind them seeing mine. How can I make sure my recent photos are not showing up on other people's people widget?
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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 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 ...