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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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How to figure out which cookies give what information where? [closed]

I have tried viewing cookies in my Chrome settings, but I don't see any human-readable data about my browsing. Most of what I have read stops at telling me how to view and delete cookies without ...
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How to stop Firefox's newest (65.0.5) version from checking for updates when opening the Help->About Firefox window?

I have Firefox 65.0.5 (64-bit) running on Windows 7 Home Premium. (I use Firefox with German language setting.) After the certificate disaster of Firefox, I was forced to update to 65.0.5. Sadly, ...
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Does Tor send the website domain name or IP to the relays?

When a Tor client wants to connect to a website, say: google.com, does it resolve its IP first, then send the IP over the relays? or does it pass the domain name which gets resolved by the last exit ...
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does Tor hide my IP and send another device's IP?

I have looked at multiple resources to understand a high-level overview on how Tor network works. When I make an HTTP or HTTPS request to a website, ideally devices connect using IPs. So in Tor, ...
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I need to change my digital fingerprints so it would like an ordinary computer from USA [closed]

I know that Tor can do that, but as I understood, it changes your data every time. But I need constant data, so web site that I use would recognize me without any suspicion. Is there any way to do ...
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Firefox 66 - Clear all history is not clearing active logins and shopping carts

I noticed that my Amazon shopping cart still had items in it after I cleared all my data (except browsing history) and restarted Firefox later. Also, when I came here to post this, I was already ...
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Is there a way to restrict a user from referencing cells in a protected workbook?

I have a workbook (ProtectedWorkbook.xlsx) that has a user interface page (UI Sheet), so when they enter a name, it displays some information on that person. It pulls this information from a hidden ...
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Edit Firefox multi container configuration

I have several containers configured on my Firefox and I have been using for a while, so container have information associated. However, sometimes I was not very focused and I used the wrong one for ...
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Privacy Error: “mail.icloud.com” : Connection is not private

I'm trying to load my "icloud" email, using Chrome 73. I also tried Firefox 64. When I load 'https://mail.icloud.com' I get the following: Your connection is not private Attackers might be trying ...
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Manage Windows 10 Privacy(general) by GPO

Is possible to manage this Windows settings via Group Policy ? If Yes explain it please. Thanks.
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What ISP know about my local network when I use their ONU?

I have FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) and a GPON ONU given to me by my ISP. I know they can see hostnames and MAC of devices connected in ONU. If I connect my personal router to this ONU and then ...
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Windows 10/Chrome: how to disable thumbnails for a specific folder or reset download locations

My issue lies in downloading files in a public setting, as once in a while, the "Save As" menu, ends up in a folder with rather "sensitive" material in it. So basically I would like to either be able ...
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Facebook Sandbox Browser

How can I make firefox operate as a site-specific browser? The goal is security through compartmentalization. Specifically, to thwart facebook's attempts to track & store all of my internet ...
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How can I block HTML Canvas fingerprinting in Firefox via permissions?

I ran a Canvas fingerprinting browser test and noticed that I am susceptible to Canvas fingerprinting in Firefox 66. This was a surprise to me, as I had read several announcements declaring that ...
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How to switch between two disks “quite fast” without exposing them to eachother?

Let's say that I'm working remotely on my private PC in my Home (PC is standing next to me) I'd want to have One disk for my private things Second one for job, only. When I'm working - I'm using ...

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