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No! Don't give your portrait to Gravatar. Regardless of whether you trust Gravatar Corp, site owners can carelessly betray the identity of users posting under pseudonyms. A cautionary tale: Hashim in Saudi Arabia secretly reads an American blog about homosexuality. One time, the blog discusses the Middle East, so Hashim comments describing his own ...


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The only thing you need to do is block the URL: facebook.com/ajax/mercury/change_read_status.php For Chrome, use the extension "FB unseen" which blocks the URL (full disclosure: I wrote this extension). If you want you can use any adblocker to achieve this. But with "FB unseen" you can "Mark as read" whatever you want, so you can decide for yourself when ...


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Here is a link to the privacy policy. Now to answer your questions: How much of the information in my messages does Google save? For example, do they scan the entire text of every email I write (to tailor targeted ads)? As of late 2017, Google no longer scans your email to target ads. While there are still ads in Gmail, Google uses other information ...


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Taking a step back from any particular email provider: unless you're using an encrypted solution, you should assume that ANY email message you send can be read by ANY computer that it passes through on the journey between your computer and the recipient's computer. If you are concerned about privacy, then Google is the least of your worries.


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Yep. Under "Live Streaming" -> "Stream Now" (or "Events"), set it as private to start like so: Then under "Live Streaming" -> "Events" click "Share" then enter the email addresses of those whom you want to invite (separated by commas).


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There is an option for this, but unfortunately you cannot set it; it must be set by your friends who do not want to see your comments and likes. If you comment on or like a post that they can view, then your comment or like may appear in their News Feed unless they turn those off. To do that they can hover their pointer over your name or go to your profile/...


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It would depend on what kind of legal promise you needed. Specific employees from Fog Creek have the ability to look at your data (sys admins, trello devs), although, as a company policy, these employees have all been instructed to get your permission first if they needed to do so. General Fog Creek employees cannot access your data. The data is not ...


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The privacy of your like is dependent on the privacy of your friend's post. if they only share the post with you, then you liking it will only appear in your friend's activity feed/newsfeed. If they share it with a group of friends it will appear only in that group of friends' activity feed/newsfeed. If they share it publicly. It will end up in all your ...


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Came across a very promising looking Chrome extension for sending and receiving GPG encrypted emails: mailvelope. It supports a variety of webmail providers.


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Very similar to the link you provided: Under your name (top right) select Settings Under Privacy Controls select Select what others see when you've viewed their profile Select You will be totally anonymous


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Extensions for Chrome and Firefox: Chrome extension: Undirect https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/undirect/dohbiijnjeiejifbgfdhfknogknkglio → https://github.com/xwipeoutx/undirect BEFORE: AFTER: Firefox extension: Google/Yandex search link fix https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-search-link-fix BEFORE: AFTER:


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Solutions without any browser extension or JavaScript If you want to keep Google's redirection and only selectively copy & paste some URLs here are other possibilities which do not require any change in the browser. Unfortunately while the solutions work in Firefox they do not seem to work in Chrome and Internet Explorer any more. Solution with ...


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In uBlock Origin, AdBlock Plus, or a similar extension that can use ABP filters, simply add the ff. as a custom filter, which will disable the other party from receiving the seen by notification: facebook.com/ajax/mercury/change_read_status.php$xmlhttprequest If you'd rather not use any of the above browser extensions, you could also just archive the ...


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The best Google Chrome extension for this is: "Mymail-Crypt For Gmail" The Decrypt and Encrypt buttons are well located and easy to use: such as the managing interface, plus doesn't require you to have gpg installed in your computer.


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It is best to paper mail Facebook, rather than using 'report' links. It have tried this before and action was taken within 7 days of mailing a letter to them. Their maling address is... Facebook 156 University Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605


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It all depends on your privacy settings. The default for actions is often that "friends of friends" can see actions. You can control the visibility of a post when you post it. Make sure the default action for that is "Friends" only. This can be done on the Privacy Settings and Tools page via the "Who can see my stuff?" option: Then go to the Timeline and ...


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Please note that the new YouTube Go live feature (introduced March 2018) only supports Public and Unlisted streams. It differs from the usual New live event feature in that it doesn't require encoding software installed on the computer, it works purely in-browser (Chrome & Firefox as of June 2018).


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Likes are always private and anonymous. That said, the channel owner always can see the country of origin for likes and dislikes on videos. That information is not available for likes and dislikes on comments though. Google+ has no relation to YouTube anymore. And is dead.


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The original accepted answer is out of date. The current steps are: Navigate to https://www.youtube.com/ Click your account icon at the top right, and select "Creator Studio" from the menu. In the videos panel click the "Edit" button next to the video you with to share. On the "Basic Info" tab, ensure, the privacy is set to "Private". Otherwise, the option ...


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If you have Timeline (which will become default in the near future): For Relationship Status: Login to Facebook Go to your profile (Timeline) Click on About underneath your picture Scroll down to Relationships and Family Click Edit In the popup, click on the privacy icon on the right, next to Relationship status Choose Only Me (or appropriate) Click ...


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Short answer: no, your Google Apps admin can NOT see your web search or YouTube history. I'm a Super-Admin (highest level) for my company under Apps for Business, and I can't find any YouTube or web history activity via my Admin console. What I can do is see a log of email going in and out, and enable or disable Chrome history syncing for my users (but ...


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Update: You don't have to do anything. The comments you make on YouTube will now appear only on YouTube, not also on Google+ The only YouTube activity that gets posted to Google+ is comments. To stop that from happening simply uncheck "Also share to Google+" when commenting.


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No, not everything with everyone. That would be wrong and insane Here's from official documentation: (click on link to see everything, I'll just quote up a few paragraphs) WITH OTHER PAYPAL USERS When transacting with others, we may provide those parties with information about you necessary to complete the transaction, such as your name, account ID, ...


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According to @SlackHQ (the official Slack twitter account), "owners can only see the private channels that they are a member of".


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Hover mouse over friending activity to see the small 'x'. Click on it to view the options seen in the image. Now to hide a single activity choose the first option - Hide this recent activity story from Timeline - or to hide all friending activity hit the second option - Hide Similar Activity from Timeline. If you simply want to hide the activity from your ...


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It appears there's no way to do this, unfortunately. What I ended up doing was to do the going-forward arrangement, and then work back a couple of months, making corrections manually (#1). Better than nothing. There is also the issue of my comments on others' posts being visible. In my case, I think this is "good enough", though I do wish there was a better ...


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You cannot. There is no option to turn it off with Facebook UI. Workarounds Theoretically, you could kill all internet connections on clicking the message icon and prevent Facebook from using an event listener to check when you opened the message. Going by this assumption, I'm saying that the read receipt shouldn't fire until you actually open a message ...


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Based on comments I know that you don't have any other devices connected (which is a big first thing to check if others have this problem in the future). And you have tried the 'traditional' turn off chat: This is not a duplicate of How can I log out of Facebook chat?. It says “Turn off chat” on that question's answer but I say “I turned off chat but ...


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Unfortunately, once posted, you can't change the privacy level of a post. Your only recourse is to delete the post.


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