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 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 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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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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How to selectively make photos private in Instagram?

I have a public profile on Instagram and I know about the option to make all your photos private on the service. However, I don't want to make all my photos private, but selectively make some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is there a way to allow Facebook friends to view, but not to comment on Facebook wall posts by the profile owner?

I've searched Facebook's privacy settings but I can't find a way to disallow friends from commenting on my Wall Posts (that I posted). Is there a way to allow friends to view, but not to comment on ...
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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 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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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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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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Can I use Outlook.com to email a group BCC by default?

I created an email group in Outlook.com's webmail service. When I email the group, I have to remember each time to switch to BCC to avoid disclosing the group email addresses. I want to know how to ...
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Can someone find my Gravatar profile if they have my email address, or Gravatar URL associated with that email address?

Gravatar now offers profiles that are publicly visible. Let's say I have entered some info in my profile. Let's also say I have two email addresses, email1 and email2, registered with Gravatar but ...
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How do I make people I follow on Instagram private

I just wondered if there was a way of making the people that I follow on Instagram private, it's just that some of the people that I follow have their 'following' list set as what appears to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 forward emails from one gmail account to another when the first has 2-step validation?

I don't want my android phone to have direct access to my principle gmail account. To work around this, I have one email account specifically for my android phone (my mobile account), and had set up ...
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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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Opt-in or out for MediaWiki analytics?

Is the analytics feature of MediaWiki an opt-in feature, an opt-out feature, or neither? In other words: can a user decide whether she will be tracked while using any MediaWiki project?
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Changed privacy settings of a large group to private by accident, any way to revert?

Similar question does not answer my question. I'm an admin and owner/founder of a relatively large facebook group. The group was started and has always been public and viewable by all. A ...
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Verification Code

Congratulations on creating your brand new Gmail address, xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com. Please keep this email for your records, as it contains an important verification code that you may need should ...