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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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youtube privacy issue (regarding brand channel)

My client has a youtube brand account and a matching youtube channel (called: "virst van hirsten") which he transfered from his default google account/youtube channel. On his "old" ...
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How can I bulk remove all Facebook friends?

I'm tired of Facebook and the only reason I'm keeping it is that I use the login in quite a few places. I also have some facebook business pages that I manage that I need access to. I have already set ...
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If I like a friend's old post, would my 'Like' appear to our friend's (mutual) news feed?

If I like a friend's really old post (2011 - something he posted to me - it actually appeared to me on my "ON THIS DAY" section) would my 'Like' appear on our mutual friend's news feed? I don't want ...
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Can Facebook's Custom privacy setting ever include the public?

On Facebook, I occasionally see certain friends with their privacy settings set to Custom. When I comment on their posts, I don't want my comments to show up publicly, but I can't know whether they ...
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Can I host a private or unlisted livestream on YouTube?

I want to setup a private livestream for my classmates from university. I don't want the stream to be publicly available online, and Twitch doesn't have an option for private streams. Is it possible ...
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How does Facebook know I am the same person/computer trying to make separate accounts using different browsers?

Question: The essential question here is how does Facebook know I am the same unit that is trying to create a new account, even after I have deleted all cookies/history/cache from my browser, and even ...
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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 Does this means that the ...
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How to delete “Microsoft Teams Chat Files” permanently?

I use macOS with a corporate O365 subscription (including Microsoft Teams). I shared lots of files in MS Teams and did see them in OneDrive (I have a client installed): /Users/example/OneDrive - ...
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Does Google's Gmail web-app ever delete spam or trash messages?

Google claims that they delete unwanted messages after 30 days in Gmail, but no one I know has ever seen it delete a single spam or trash message. Does it ever delete these messages? If not, is there ...
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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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How to send myself information from work without revealing my personal account

At work we heavily use Gmail and Drive, and there are some emails and files I would like to somehow store or send myself to store and remember at my personal account. However, I fear simply sending ...
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How can I configure BlueJeans web app so that the microphone is muted by default when joining a meeting?

How can I configure BlueJeans web app so that the microphone is muted by default when joining a meeting? On the BlueJeans desktop program one can configure BlueJeans so that the microphone is muted ...
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Do sites know my name when I'm signed in to Google?

When I visit a site like https://medium.com/, I see a popup asking me if I want to "sign in to medium.com with Google", along with my Google account's name and profile picture. How does this work? ...
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Office 365 Privacy Settings and Telemetry

I need some help/advice on which telemetry settings to enable/disable in Office365 and registry to maintain a reasonable level of privacy while not breaking functionality. I am not a security/privacy ...
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What information about me 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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Can Google Apps Admin monitor the chat history of users?

My company uses Google Apps for all employees, so all have example@companyname.com as their official email. I understand that there would be an admin for the Google Apps. Can the admin monitor/track ...
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When does replying to a craigslist ad anonymize e-mail address?

I replied to an ad on craigslist. I used my Gmail account to send it to the anonymized craigslist e-mail. The receiver must have seen my real email address because he knew my name even though I didn't ...
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Is facebook in violation of CCPA if they don't delete all messenger messages when you delete your account?

It seems like Facebook won't delete your messages from the recipient's inbox when you delete your account. People send a lot of personal information in messages including their address, phone number, ...
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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 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 can I hide my name on a shared Google Doc?

Just realized my name is clear as day on my documents that I'm sharing with strangers. Meanwhile they all show up as "Anonymous %animal%". How do I make it so my name doesn't show up?
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Why can only mutual friends see my posts to a friend's Wall?

I'm trying to share photos to a friend's timeline and/or wall. This person wants me to post and is not intentionally hiding the posts. After posting, the post title is: MY_NAME added a new photo to ...
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Last seen disappears temporarily

Why can I see when the last time some of my friends have been active on Facebook Messenger, but other times it doesn't show it?
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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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Netflix default profile

This is a privacy concern. When I am with a friend or a customer and we want to see something on Netflix, upon opening it the list of users appear. I do not wanna my customers to see my kids, wife and ...
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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 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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Is there a way to register Gmail account anonymously?

In days of old, you just entered login+pass+some dummy information, and you were done. Now, it asks for your mobile phone number, or your friend's phone number, or your home phone number. Is there a ...
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How can I configure the Google Hangouts website so that it mutes the microphone by default when entering a conversation?

How can I configure the Google Hangouts website so that it mutes the microphone by default when entering a conversation?
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Does 'Google Safe Browsing' send a request on each opened url or use a cached list?

google safe browsing is the feature that show you this alert on malicious web sites: My question is: is there a request to the API on each opened URL, or the browser use a cache ? If you open about:...
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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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Using Google Forms and Security Settings

We are thinking to use Google Forms and we need to find out if it can be used for collecting and processing personal information such as Name, Address, Phone, etc. Could someone could make a ...
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Facebook albums

I uploaded old photos and videos to a new album on Facebook. I set the album as only me as I don't want people seeing it just as it's uploaded. If I cahnge the album to public after a few weeks will ...
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How do I prevent random people from seeing my last name & profile picture via Google?

Whenever someone tries to log into Google and enters what also happens to be my go-to username for gaming on various platforms, my profile picture and full name appear (both covered here). Is there a ...
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How do I share a private YouTube video with someone?

I have uploaded a YouTube video and marked it as private. Now I want to share it with someone. I have tried to share it a few times, but they have not received any email notification. What is the ...
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How can I prevent people from seeing my “like” activities on LinkedIn in their feeds?

How can I prevent people from seeing my "like" activities on LinkedIn in their feeds? I have crossposted the question at: https://qr.ae/pXZ8uZ https://redd.it/fbiw59
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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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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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Google Spreadsheet edit and privacy

My supervisor wants to know if there is a way that a shared google spreadsheet can be private to the other applicants. We want to have a shared spreadsheet about our duties during the work week but we ...
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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 to keep hidden sheets hidden after someone makes a copy?

I have a Google spreadsheet with multiple sheets : one for input and others for formulas. These other sheets are hidden and the formulas not meant to be edited/seen. The goal is to have many people ...
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Instagram screenshot detection

How can I know if there is a way to be notified if someone screenshots an Instagram user's Posts/messages etc? I believe currently Instagram advises users if someone screenshot the images and videos ...
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Can an employer filter incoming emails on GSuite (business email)?

With Google Suite for business emails, can an employer create a situation where I can receive normal work emails without issues, but then make it seem like an email that was sent last night was ...
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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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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 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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What happens to my picture when I set up Gboard Stickers?

I did a foolish thing. I played with Gboard stickers on my phone, which involves taking a picture of myself and giving it to google. Gboard uses the picture to create stickers that sort-of look like ...
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Google photos link sharing: private or public

I just posted this on the Google product support forum, but I might receive more feedback here. What I wonder is whether Google photos would detect and stop brute force album share link discovery ...
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Disable commenting-ability on a photo-by-photo basis

I'd like to disable the commenting function for all of my friends for some of my photos but not for all of them or my status updates which is the only privacy control panel I can find. Is this ...

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