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Questions tagged [privacy]

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

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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 hide myself (appear offline) in Google Hangouts?

I don't want to be shown as Available (green) in Hangouts even if I am online, or chatting with someone. I don't people to know when I am available. Is it possible to always show myself as if I were ...
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How do you stop your friends from being notified of what you post on others' walls?

With Facebook, if you go to for example a company's page and post something on their wall, or even another friend's page, how do you stop it from notifying all your friends of what you posted? I don'...
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Prevent Instagram from suggesting me to my Facebook friends (accounts not linked)

In my Instagram app I don't log in with Facebook (my accounts are not linked and have never been) but somehow Instagram is showing me contacts from Facebook and presumably showing my contacts my ...
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The pictures uploaded to Google for Google Image search, are they safe with Google?

I came across this online query: This person was asking for an expert advice. The person uploaded a picture for search, and then she got a link. On visiting the link she could see a thumbnail-sized ...
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How do I hide my favorited tweets?

I recently discovered that Twitter will sometimes show tweets I've favorited to my followers. Personally, I would like to keep my favorited tweets private. How can I prevent my favorited tweets from ...
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Can G Suite Education administrators monitor email?

If a college provides Gmail accounts through G Suite for Education, can the college's administrators monitor users' emails?
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How is Facebook targeting me with ads for a site that I viewed in Incognito mode?

I visited a site in Chrome, on a desktop computer, in Incognito mode. (I had received an email with spammy content but from an otherwise legitimate-looking source; I visited the source website in ...
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My WhatsApp claims I am logged in from A PC but I am not connected through any PC

Asana says that I am logged in to WhatsApp via a PC, but I am not logged in with any PCs or laptops. How can I secure my account or change my security settings? I have faced this issue more than 3 ...
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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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Can an owner/admin on a free Slack view private channels?

On a free Slack, can an owner/admin view private channels?
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Google Search History - linking across multiple accounts?

Does Google link searches across multiple accounts? For example, if I signed out of my account, then searched Google, would Google log the fact it was likely the accountholder of the account just ...
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How do I delete myself from Twicopy?

I recently found out that much of my personal tweets and profile information were being taken from Twitter and stored on the Twitter archive/caching site, TwiCopy.org. It feels like what they're doing ...
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Hide public posts on Facebook profile

I have certain posts that I want to be public, i.e. visible to everyone who has a link to it, shareable and re-postable, but I still would like to hide the post from the list of posts visible on my ...
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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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Anonymous YouTube channel under personal Google account

I'm considering making a YouTube channel, but I would like it to be anonymous. (In part because I'm a private person and in part because if I discuss politics or religion I don't want potentially ...
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Does Facebook notify a user when their picture is removed per privacy-violation request?

I found a few pictures of my kids on Facebook that I would like to file a child privacy take-down request. What happens when Facebook actually removes the pictures... is the picture-poster notified? ...
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How long after I close my Microsoft account will all my data be deleted from their backups?

Been trying to find a definitive answer for awhile in various places with no luck. If a MS account has been deleted, and is past the 60-day grace period to cancel deletion, how long before the data ...
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When does Gmail load an image (one that comes with an e-mail) into its proxy?

Gmail has a function that proxies the loading of images. When it is turned on, the moment you click "show images" in an e-mail you have received in your Gmail, you get to see the image stored in ...
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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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How do I set Outlook online to not send my real name?

When I send in email from Outlook.com it sends my real name with it. So whenever I send an email, it shows up as "[first name] [last name] [subject]", however there are cases where I only want it to ...
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Signing into Chrome with a work email on personal computer on personal network

I left myself signed in to my work Gmail account on my personal computer. This occurred at home on my own personal network. I also use my work email address as my sign in for Chrome. I had an internet ...
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Why does Dropbox want access to my Google Contacts when signing up?

When I sign up for Dropbox using Google it is requesting Google Contacts permissions. (I did a few Google searches, but the information was about Android and iOS only). Why does it want this, and ...
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Do Gmail's clients check 3rd party email in the cloud and do they scan non-Google email?

Google scans Gmail email to build an advertising profile in accordance with their privacy policy. The Gmail client can be used with non-Google email accounts. For example you can add an exchange email ...
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How to stop Google.com from storing my searches in drop down list?

This has nothing to do with my phone syncing with my home PC but when searching Google.com on Chrome for Android three of my previous searches appear in a drop down menu as soon as I click the search ...
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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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What information does PayPal provide to vendors?

When paying for services with PayPal, what information does the seller have about the purchaser? Name? Country? From their privacy policy: Customer Service: for customer service purposes, ...
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Privacy concerns for personal data shared between Facebook and Amazon

I was looking for a tablet from my home PC on Amazon and sometimes I find Amazon ads on Facebook which contain suggestions related to my search criteria; I never worried too much as I thought the ...
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How to turning off “last seen” and “active” on Facebook messages? [duplicate]

I do not use the Facebook app or the Message app. I have "chat" turned off. Yet, everyone can see (if they click on a past message from me or message they have sent) it shows "active" or "last seen". ...
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Browse Google without being logged in while still logged into Gmail

As title states, I'd like to be logged into Gmail but not have Google search logged in. I've tried DuckDuckGo but nothing beats the search results from Google in my opinion. Besides using incognito or ...
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When sharing a document through Google Drive, is all its revision history also shared?

Imagine the following scenario: on Day 1 I create a text document on Google Drive. on Day 2 I edit it. on Day 3 I share it with John so that "John can edit". Can John see the version from Day 1 in ...
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How do you change the Twitter profile photo on Tails OS?

When I try to do that from Tails OS, it tells me that the website is trying to extract HTML5 canvas data that can uniquely identify my computer. How do I get around this without violating my security?...
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How do I list my items in Dropbox by access level?

I found myself accidentally sharing sensitive information in Dropbox. This has happened multiple times. So I want to check what I'm sharing and with whom. I'd like to see a list of my items (files and ...
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How do I list my items in Google Drive by access level?

I found myself accidentally sharing sensitive information in Google Drive. This has happened multiple times. So I want to check what I'm sharing and with whom. I'd like to see a list of my items (...
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HTTPS-enabled Google search and visibility by network administrator

I searched for websites with a keyword, say, "Monkey", using HTTPS-enabled Google Search on my company's machine. Can the network administrator somehow associate with me: The keyword "Monkey"? The ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How secure is Facebook's custom search?

If I share a photo album on Facebook with "custom audience" then will their mutual friends will be able to see those photos? I want to upload family albums and I want only selected people to see. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...