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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 do I remove my YouTube feed activity content from my user profile page?

I've been successful in removing what's visible on my channel page (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/channel/abc123), by adjusting my privacy settings. However, some activity of mine from a few years ...
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My WordPress blog address is shown to all my Gmail contacts: how to prevent?

My friend found my WordPress blog by importing his Gmail contacts into his WordPress blog. And I was in his contacts. Thus, WordPress shares my blog address automatically with all my Gmail contacts. ...
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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 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 I'...
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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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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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Web browser on iPhone: How to see NSFW postings in a SFW subreddit without account?

I visit various subreddits where the whole subreddit is SFW, but a few individual postings can be NSFW. When I visit these subreddits on the iPhone not logged in Mobile Safari on iOS I do not see ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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.