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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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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Is complete control over tagging me on Facebook possible?

Facebook allows me to approve all photos where I am tagged to appear on my timeline. However, Facebook states: Note: This only controls what's allowed on your timeline. Posts you're tagged in ...
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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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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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Uploading photo to my profile on Facebook, so that nobody notices

Is it possible to upload a photo to one of my albums on Facebook, so that the news about it will never appear anywhere... Neither in my timeline of my profile nor in the news feed of my friends etc... ...
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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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How to view a LinkedIn profile anonymously?

I saw this ad this morning: Is there really no way to avoid the awkwardness? This page describes a solution but the settings menu they are suggesting does not exist anymore.
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How long is GMail legally allowed to keep my emails after I delete them?

I have a gmail account since long before 2008, I wondered should I delete some or all of my mails, how long could Google legally still claim the right to internally keep them. I've checked the ...
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How can I make my tweets private?

I want my tweets on Twitter to remain private and not be visible to anyone except those I designate as being able to view. How do I accomplish this?
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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 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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Staying invisible on Google Plus

I'm considering signing up for Google Plus to get all the alluring perks Google's offering, such as unlimited cloud space for photos and shorter videos. However, apart from sharing data with a few ...
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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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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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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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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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How to hide the new friendship with a user from few of my friends on Facebook

I want to make a friendship with some person, but I don't want to let some of my friends know that me and that person have become friends. How can I achieve this? What privacy settings changes do I ...
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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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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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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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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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Stop my photos from getting onto Facebook?

How can I stop photos of me from getting onto Facebook or Google Plus? I am not a user of social networks and do not want my photo on these networks. I am very concerned I may be added by friends or ...
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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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Will blocked user see other friend liking my Facebook-post?

Say I have a friend "Mary" in my friend list. "Bob" is on Mary's friend list, not mine. In my privacy setting, i have specifically blocked Bob (Bob is in my blocked user list). When I submit a new ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...