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

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Google Maps grey dotted lines identified location

I clicked to search for directions on a place on Google and it redirected to Maps. Google was able to precisely identify my location The map displayed several thick grey dotted curves all converging ...
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Can my employer access my device's hardware info or control it in any manner even after I unregister? (On the Google apps/ business platform)

I added a new Google account on my device and signed in with my work account. It said that my device info like IMEI number, Mac address etc will be shared and the admins will also be able to control ...
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Profile Updated but nothing shared

I added my new position to the LinkedIn profile but even if the privacy setting is active, nothing was shared. Could you support me please
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How do I hide my location in Yelp?

After making a Yelp account, I discovered that my hometown was displayed publicly on my account profile. I tried to remove my location in account settings to protect my privacy, but Yelp will not let ...
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Why does Mixpanel (a tracking service) save .plist files to my Mac?

While cleaning up some old programs today, I ran across some odd .plist files which appear to be created by MixPanel. Why are they saving these to my computer, when in a typical web application ...
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Website page views for pages that don't exist, is it spam or malicious activity?

I have recently bought my first domain name and set up Google Analytics on it, partially for learning and also out of curiosity. I have noticed that I get multiple hits a day (even though my site ...
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Unanonymous likes and dislikes for comments [closed]

There are a number of websites where comments and contents can be liked (thumbed up / +1'd) or disliked (thumbed down / -1'd). On the other hand, all the sites I am aware of hide the identity of the ...
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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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Does Amazon share browsing or purchasing data?

To what extent, if at all, does the list of Kindle e-books which I've purchased leak through to wish lists, etc? Putting a book on a wish-list, and sharing that list, of course, leaks some data. At ...
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How can the GET method leak my search terms to the webmaster by the startpage search engine?

startspage's documentation say the GET method leak my search terms to webmasters , I try to use the GET method with startpage and nothing leak by referer. So what things leak my search terms to the ...
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Private YouTube video, accessible to everyone with a Google account

Is there a way to create a private video on YouTube, that is marked private but with access granted to everyone with a Google account? When creating a private video, it's possible to mark which ...
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Facebook: Unable to set privacy for album

Even if I click Edit album, the drop-down to choose privacy is not shown. It's not clear what needs to be done to make the album private.
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Email contains @live.com contact I do not know. [closed]

My sister received an email from me with the contact being carel@live.com. This concerned me. It seems that the email was sent to carel@live.com also. I traced the email back to a carlos martinez. I ...
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How to disable Twitter Analytics?

Is there a way to turn off Analytics for a Twitter account again, once enabled? Twitter Help pages didn't provide any answer.
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Open user database with separate spreadsheets

I’m trying to figure out a solution, most likely by combining multiple Google Sheets, for creating an accessible user database that also protects anonymity. Here’s what I have/need Right now, the ...
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How to name and add information on Google to keep it private on YouTube?

My goal is to create a YouTube channel, create and publish content, but keep my actual name and details private. I have a name chosen for the YouTube channel, which is not my actual name. I don't ...
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Is there a valid technical reason for Netflix to block Incognito/Private mode?

While Netflix in general is accessible in Incognito/Private mode, they refuse to load their player in this mode, asking the user to restart the session in regular mode. If you look for the technical ...
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How do I know if my gmail account was signed in on this computer last night?

I am sorry if the title of the question sounded ridiculous. I will explain better. Last night I had signed in with my gmail account on my mom's laptop. The browser was Firefox already set in "Private ...
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Is it possible to delete my searches from my Google account?

I notice that Google's Chrome browser actually stores all peoples searches in their Google account. So for example, if I create a new user in Chrome, so a blank history, no bookmarks. And I log into ...
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Where does LinkedIn get information for reccomend connections?

I am often surprised by the recommended connections on LinkedIn. In my Gmail, I received an email sent to another person in the to field, and LinkedIn is now recommending that person as a connection. ...
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Is The Facebook “Keep your account secure” Checkpoint Authentic?

I don't use Facebook often, but I'm logged in all the time on my primary browser, so I can access it whenever I want. A few weeks ago I was on my timeline, browsing and making the occasional comment, ...
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How do I delete all my activity history with Microsoft?

I just found out there was still activity being recorded at https://account.microsoft.com/privacy/activity-history despite me answering 'don't use my data' to all the questions in the last large ...
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Are YouTube likes/dislikes anonymous?

Let's say I watched a YouTube video which I found interesting. I would like to upvote it, but I don't want everyone to know that I watched it. Is there any way for anyone outside YouTube to know that ...
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Are YouTube comments upvotes/downvotes anonymous?

Let's say I watched a YouTube video and notice a comment which I find interesting. I would like to upvote the comment, but I don't want everyone to know that I watched this video. Is there any way ...
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How can I stop YouTube (or Google) tracking me?

I have a feeling that YouTube tries to personalize and control the videos I see on YouTube and also try to gather my information such as real IP address, location, etc. Sometimes even after I logged ...
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Any idea about missing “people also viewed” on LinkedIn

Why are the "people also viewed" results no longer appearing on my public profile on LinkinIn. I have it set to show "people also viewed" and it has shown this in the past. Any ideas?
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Does turning off facial recognition remove (or prevent the creation of) facial templates

As I understand, facebook's facial recognition creates a facial template for each user based on their photos. Does disabling facial recognition suggestions either delete existing templates or prevent ...
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Do YouTube uploads include metadata?

When uploading videos to YouTube do the video files include metadata that a viewer might be able to see like location and other personal details? Like the EXIF info from a photo.
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How do I delete very old photos from the “Insert Photo” dialog in Gmail?

There was a time when it wasn't obvious to anyone that Google Hangouts was archiving all photos sent to and fro, into albums (much like Whatsapp). During this time, there were also significant others ...
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Why am I being asked to purchase $502/$25 Google Play gift cards by customer support to unlock my account?

Spoke with customer support yesterday, they told me in order to verifying was the actual owner of my Facebook account I would have to purchase 2 $25 google play gift cards to verify my location ...
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Log out of Twitter account on another device

My Twitter was logged in on my iPad before and I forgot to log out. Since it is now confiscated due to some issues, I wasn't able to log out from that device. What can I do to log ...
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Facebook “app” I don't remember adding to profile

Because of all the news about Facebook sharing info, I went to do some scrubbing of my profile. I found that one of the "apps" on my Facebook account was icims, a job candidate tracking and recruiting ...
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How did facebook know this?

So, two nights ago my wife is perusing the site of a business she is thinking of making a purchase from. She was using our home computer and she was not using facebook. Neither she nor I had ever ...
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Google Settings: Visible on your content & to people who interact with you

Google Account ≪Gender, birthday, and more≫ settings says: Visible on your content & to people who interact with you (Cf 1; Cf 2.) What does it refer to for accounts without Google Plus?...
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Share Google Sheets Anonymously

Is there a way to share Google Sheets(programmatically or otherwise) without revealing the Owner's name/Email address to the public/link receivers?
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Is Google Account birth year shown?

The page ≪https://aboutme.google.com/ ≫: (an example) When I click on the lock icon beside "Birthday", it's this: Yet when I click on the edit button, it shows: So is the account's birth ...
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What is Google search settings “Current Region” based on?

This is what I see in google.com/preferences: How do I see which region is the "Current Region"? What is Google search settings Current Region based on?
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Does the 2-step verification solves the security problem [closed]

I want to ask if the recently well used 2-step verification does actually keep the online accounts safe. (by using a mobile phone) ? Assuming access to phone stays on our concern. What could be the ...
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Google Suite data access by administrator

I have a custom domain e-mail from my university an they are using Google Suite (Gmail, Drive, etc). I was reading this page https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/181692?hl=en Does this means ...
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Privacy-friendly way of importing 'following' users into new Twitter account?

I am following about 600 Twitter users. Because I don't post anything, I don't care about my followers (90% of them are spam bots anyway). I created a new Twitter account and wish to import the '...
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Privacy regarding Gmail “All Mail”

I have a folder that I drag emails into that are private and confidential. But they are all visible if someone goes into "All Mail." Is there any way around this? I really don't understand "labels."
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How would I set up and manage someone else G-suite without a password?

Instead of running my own (low-quality) mail server, I advice my customers to use G-Suite instead and let me do the set up. For this service I charge them. However, every now and then an edit has to ...
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Does Trello keep logs of IP addresses every time someone signs in an account?

Does Trello keep logs of IP addresses every time someone signs in an account?
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How to stop email status tracking by senders who are using mailtrack.io or something similar?

I found out, using "show original" on Gmail, that some business associates are embedding tracking into their sent emails (without any obvious warning/declaration), which tells them : If I have ...
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What information is visible with shareable links?

If I distribute a shareable link for a file in my Google Drive, what information about me is visible to those who click on the link? I want to share some .mid file via shareable link, which allows ...
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Does WhatsApp 'upload' contact list to Facebook's databases? If so, how to prevent?

I'm trying to find out if installing WhatsApp will send the information of all my contacts to Facebook. The Usage of your phone number and address book FAQ page is not clear about that. I can deny ...
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Where does Venmo get its list of suggested friends?

I just signed up for a new Venmo account. I did this on my desktop through the web interface rather than on my phone, so none of my phone data is available to it. I do not have a Facebook account, ...
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How to hide own eBay username from eBay community profile?

How can I hide my eBay username from the public-facing portion of my eBay Community profile? When I'm logged out and go to the public-facing part of my Community profile, I see my eBay buyer/seller ...
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URL for restricted sharing in Google Drive

When I click Get a shareable link for a file or folder in Google Drive, it automatically switches the privacy settings to Anyone with a link can view. Is there a way to obtain a URL link to the file ...
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Does a private folder always stay as such on GitHub?

I am asking because I have a free account on GitHub as a student which it seems will expire over time and now I have a few private repositories. Will they become public?