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Questions tagged [privacy]

Questions about protecting your privacy on your computer. Questions about privacy in web applications belong in WebApps.

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Did i accidentaly upload a file from my computer to the internet? [on hold]

i am rather inexperienced when it comes to the small details of using a PC, thus this question might appear kinda silly to some of you. However, yesterday i wanted to drag and drop some files into my ...
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Email privacy and security, what should I do? [on hold]

I currently use Gmail and because of all the privacy concerns I've been looking to move away from that service. So far I've come to three possible solutions but I don't know if they are any good or ...
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If I open a photo or video from a USB drive but do not save it to the computer, can someone access or recover the file’s after I remove the drive? [on hold]

I have a USB drive with confidential information(photos and videos) on it and I will need to access file on someone else's computer. The computer runs Windows 10. If I open the photos and videos ...
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Can ISP see name resolution when i use OpenDNS or Cloudflare DNS?

I used OpenVPN tunneling for privacy from my ISP for a long time now. But recently ive run into an issue where my DNS over the VPN goes to the wrong internal IP. So I've decided to not block outside ...
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Is the new Firefox Content Blocking similar to Ghostery? [closed]

I have been using the Ghostery plugin with Firefox for a while now as my main tracking and ad blocker. I've noticed that the new Firefox 63 also has content blocking. Do I no longer need Ghostery ...
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How to block granting some permissions while logging in with Google Account?

On Ubuntu Linux there is an option to sync system calendar with Google Calendar. In order to do that, I need to log in with Google Account. Unfortunately, it also requires me to grant permissions to ...
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Tricking website that you are using different browser or OS

For example when I look under recent logins on my gmail account or other websites it shows exact OS that I am using and exact Browser. Is there a way to change what Information I am sharing with ...
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How to clear history in Office 365 “My Office” Application?

See screen snapshot below. When I open "My Office" I don't want my history to show up. How to disable this "feature"? Also, I don't want my document history copied to a cloud database on timelines.
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NordVPN conflicts with Tor on Linux

I have a question about my VPN. It's been doing strange things. I have installed the NordVPN package for Linux on Linux Mint 19 by following the instructions on their website and the Tor Browser as ...
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Can Chrome be parametrized to not leak one's LAN IP address? [duplicate]

A little known fact is that some browsers, including Chrome and Firefox, have an API that lets a website get the LAN IP address of a client (often of the form 192.168.x.x or other private IPv4 address)...
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Can I use TOR browser without using TOR network? UPDATED for 2018 [closed]

This question was asked 2 years ago and answered successfully back then (Can I use TOR browser without using TOR network?), but the Tor Browser has changed since then and these old instructions are no ...
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Can't update/use Whonix distribution

When trying to start "Whonix Gateway" first time, after few starting steps it runs whonixsetup which checks if Whonix is configured successfully within Tor, but it fails with Warning: So, as ...
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How to sign-in to Google without Signing-in to Chrome?

I don't use the Chrome user account features and don't want the browser to know my Google account. In the past I just didn't sign-in to Chrome, signed-in to Google (mostly to sign-in to StackEchange ...
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Buying used computer - any identifying hardare specs sent when surfing web?

this is one of those "Things I should know and was afraid to ask" questions. I'm considering buying a used laptop for the first time - and I had a thought - even if I wipe the hard drive and re-...
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taskhostw.exe asks for webcam usage

ESET prompted a window that taskhostw.exe wants to access the webcam on my laptop. The exe is from system32. I turned off camera access before but it seems like a system update turned it back on ...

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