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Can I host a private or unlisted livestream on YouTube?

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 ...
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Can the employer view my Google/YouTube history (on Google Apps Platform)?

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 ...
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Can an owner/admin on a free Slack view private channels?

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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Can I host a private or unlisted livestream on YouTube?

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 ...
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Are YouTube likes/dislikes anonymous?

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 ...
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How do I share a private YouTube video with someone?

The original accepted answer is out of date.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 ...
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What information does PayPal provide to vendors?

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 ...
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How to stop your YouTube comments/activities from showing on Google+

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 ...
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How to make to an existing public post private in Google Plus?

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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Why does Dropbox want access to my Google Contacts when signing up?

There is an official version (for Android) here: Why does the Dropbox Android app request access to my contacts? The Android app uses your contacts to provide features that make it easier ...
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How to use GPG with Gmail?

Google has a plugin for Chrome called End to End which will allow exactly that. However, it's currently in alpha, and has to be compiled yourself. There's no word on if it will ever be an official ...
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How do I remove myself from Google+ search?

As you suggest in your comments, they can find you with your alternate mail—the mail you add in case you lose your password / other security reasons. If your contact has a Google profile associated ...
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How secure is Facebook's custom search?

No, other people will not be able to see that post. From What does the "Custom" privacy setting mean?: When you choose the Custom option in your audience selector, you can share something with ...
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When sharing a document through Google Drive, is all its revision history also shared?

Yes, totally. These small example shows a document shared with me on june 2nd; and I'm able to see all the previous edits (the document was created on june 1st)
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Does WhatsApp 'upload' contact list to Facebook's databases? If so, how to prevent?

Update: It seems that the answer is a strong NO. You can't prevent it. WhatsApp's legal privacy statement: Third Parties. WhatsApp may transfer data within the Facebook family of companies and to ...
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Why am I being asked to purchase $502/$25 Google Play gift cards by customer support to unlock my account?

Simple answer because you are getting scammed. They wanted $25 of android credit and then wanted to try again. Assuming that "google numbers" means the number hidden under the scratch-off foil. Start ...
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Can Google Apps admins monitor the chat history of users?

https://developers.google.com/admin-sdk/email-audit/ The Google Apps Email Audit API allows Google Apps administrators to audit a user's email, email drafts, and archived chats. In addition, a ...
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Can I find out which friends of my friends who have viewed my profile?

Unlike LinkedIn, this is not possible on Facebook. In fact, Facebook developers are explicitly prohibited from making any application that claim to be able to do so in accordance with the Platform ...
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What measures does Cognito Forms take to ensure Privacy/ Security Level for Completed Forms/ User Data?

EDIT: Cognito Forms now supports full encryption of all entry data and uploaded files at rest. Furthermore, you can mark sensitive fields as protected to ensure they are not inadvertently transmitted ...
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Sharing a Google Document with multiple email addresses and preventing recipients from seeing the list of email addresses

It is not possible to share a document from within Google Documents and have it BCC all the recipients. This is a feature that has been requested a lot over the past several years on the Google ...
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How do I control who can see my Friends List?

To adjust who can see your Friends section: Go to your profile. Click Friends below your cover photo. Click at the top of the page and select Edit Privacy from the dropdown menu. Select an audience (...
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Google Security Checkup Gmail Settings

I believe that's the name that gets sent as part of your email address when you send messages, ergo: John Doe <snipehunter334@gmail.com> (I think also exposes your name when someone uses Gmail ...
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In Google Drive how do I find everything I shared with other people?

Search for to: to retrieve all documents shared with someone. You can also search by visibility. See Google Drive Help: Find items in Google Drive
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Disallow people to search you by phone number on Facebook

The setting you're looking for is actually on the Privacy tab in your settings. Change it from "Everyone" to "Friends", and only people who you are in your Friends list will be able to find you by ...
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Browse Google without being logged in while still logged into Gmail

There may be others, but https://disconnect.me/search is a well known tool to use popular search engines (including Google) without being tracked by the search provider (or the tool provider).
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Why does Dropbox want access to my Google Contacts when signing up?

This is not a definitive answer, but I feel the reason they would would give is: When you are sharing a file, if they have your contacts, they can suggest you email address to share the link with. ...
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How can I hide my name on a shared Google Doc?

It's not possible to hide the owner name on shared documents. It could be found either on the Google Documents UI or on Google Drive. The alternative is to use an account that doesn't include your ...
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How is Facebook targeting me with ads for a site that I viewed in Incognito mode?

Incognito mode only prevents the browser from saving cookies, history, etc. It does nothing to prevent servers from recording other meta data about you. At the very least, you visited the spammy site ...
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