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Does Windows 10 violate HIPPA [on hold]

Many articles have recently appeared on how Windows 10 is sending data back to MSFT. This seems to be of concern now more than ever. We have many medical clients and are concerned about HIPPA laws. ...
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How can a forwarded email know the forwarded-to email address?

I received an email with a coupon offer and viewed it within webmail (should not matter which provider). I wanted to print my offer, but my printer was down, so I forwarded the email to a friend so ...
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What is visible when using work VPN from Home - multiple computers.

I have seen similar questions regarding VPN and security but not regarding multiple computers/users. When i use work laptop from home i sometimes use VPN. In my home there are multiple computers and ...
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Windows 10 using up my bandwidth even with update sharing deactivated

The "system", "cortana" and, specially, "service host: network service" processes keep using up my bandwidth. I want to prevent windows 10 from using it or at least limit the amount of it that it is ...
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How to get rid of my personal details from AdChoices?

I've visited some random page for the first time and to my surprise my personal previously posted advert on Gumtree (not specifically the one below) appeared in the public advert. I would like to ...
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Will using something like vmware in addition to Tor help to increase anonymity and security even further?

I recently downloaded Tor Browser to help increase internet anonymity because I do not want my personal information to be compromised. I have heard of a program called "TAILS" that compliments Tor to ...
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What can my ISP see when I use an elite proxy server in my browser? [duplicate]

Let's say I've configured my chrome browser to use an elite proxy for browsing downloading etc,. What information can my ISP see about the connection? Thanks in advance.
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How can I change all the Windows 10 privacy settings without dozens of clicks?

Windows 10 introduced many new features which leak personal data to Microsoft, you can turn most of them off but it involves a lot of clicking and research because they are not all in one place. A ...
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How to make Firefox open all links in a private window by default?

How to make Firefox open all links in a private window by default? (I mean, unless I manually chose to open a link in "normal" mode, or it's a link from a site to itself, it should open it in a ...
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No-ip alongside tor

Is there a way to resolve Dynamic DNS with Tor so that I can connect to my computer who is behind a NAT ? Do I have to enable the "no-ip" service on my router or do I have to make a port forward ?
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How to prevent swapping on Mac osx?

I am inclined to run Tails through a virtual machine so that I could chain two VPNs. One running through the host Mac osx and one more running from inside the virtual machine that's running Tails. ...
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How do you stop the “Google Privacy Reminder” message from constantly appearing?

Incredibly annoying as when I edit all options and set them all to Off (although I doubt this makes any difference!) and accept the review, the same message comes back the following day. What am I ...
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Offline backups for OneNote

I'm using Microsoft's OneNote on my Surface, is it possible to make offline backups of my notes? (Export my notes to a file) I am using OneNote version 16.0.3327.1043, it doesn't say anything about a ...
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Access US-based web sites without using VPN? [closed]

A site I'd like to read is off-limit to non-US IP's. Since it's the only site I read that is thusly restricted, setting up a VPN just for this seems overkill. So I was wondering if there's some ...
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Can a friend see what sites I visit if they have had physical access to the router?

I never thought about this before but I'm a private person. I'm staying at a friends' place using her Rogers internet using her router. Now can she be remotely logging the sites I go on? Any way to ...
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How to completely erase personal data from Mac

I use browsers Firefox, Chrome and Safari, personal data such as passwords are stored on them. Passwords are stored in Mac Keychain as well. What is the easiest and reliable way to completely and ...
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How to disable loading email images by default in Google Inbox?

Google Inbox seems to load images in emails by default, despite my gmail settings being to never load images unless I specifically request it. It's extremely common for marketing emails to embed ...
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Can cookies read information from different Firefox profiles?

I've been working now for a couple of years by splitting my web activity in different firefox profiles. I use one only for gmail, another one for general browsing and some others for spotify and ...
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Does DNS lookup change depending on the part of the site being requested?

DNS requests to different subdomains can be different. For example, example.com and subdomain.example.com can return different IP addresses. Does this logic extend to the parts of the domain after ...
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My ISP is planning to collect my browsing history information. How can I protect my privacy? [closed]

Subj. Sorry if I posted this into the wrong community. I was informed that my ISP is planning on collecting user browsing history information, then use it for ad purposes. Reason why they're doing it ...
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Restricting C drive access on windows by limited User but allow to install new software

I want to restrict the user to access C drive but want to allow installation of new software. scenario is user is downloading a software and installing from a wizard but he can access to installation ...
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Incognito effectiveness?

So I go to a private high school and we have school issued laptops. I browse mostly on incognito just because there are some sites I prefered the school doesnt know I visit (like my tumblr and ...
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Is there any way to tell the last time a memory card was viewed? [closed]

I accidentally left memory card at friends house and wanted to know if they viewed my pics!
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want vpn server to access internet of from home to office network

If anybody could help I need to install a vpn server at my network and want to use it set up a client system at office to access the internet. The scenario is I already tried softether and openvpn ...
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How am I still being tracked

I recently switched to using the TOR browser, in addition I periodically do a complete history delete (cookies, cache, etc). Incidentally I also have Adblock installed for the TOR browser. However I ...
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Trouble with connection to irc.freenode.net via Tor

I have a trouble with connection to irc.freenode.net. I have set up Konversation IRC client according to guidelines: https://freenode.net/sasl/ https://freenode.net/irc_servers.shtml#tor Server: ...
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Use Whonix gateway to protect other machine

I have recently configure an Whonix gateway and workstation, to provide me with a level of anonymity. I am also looking to run the back-track Penetration Testing Distribution. Is there anyway I can ...
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How to hide the email address of users in Alfresco?

Alfresco is an open source Enterprise Content Management platform, users are registered with a username and often enter an email address. By default the email address is visible, for instance at ...
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Tails OS:Network Filtering Syntax to Allow I2PBrowser to listen at localhost:6666, Then Allow TorBrowser User to Connect to it

I've had a bit of experience in Linux, but I'm still learning and brand new. I've been able to proxy Tor right into I2P on a normal Debian Wheezy installation successfully. My process involves ...
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How and where does Chrome fetch the history when it’s in incognito mode?

I often visit/browse websites in incognito mode of Chrome. Chrome doesn’t save the history, cookies while in Incognito mode. But recently I noticed I can view the full website address while I type ...
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How to prevent Fingerprinting via Font Enumeration

I don't mean using Noscript or just not installing fonts, I'm trying to find a way of outright denying Flash, Java, and JavaScript the ability to look at my fonts. I've checked the fonts folder and it ...
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How can I manipulate the browser fingerprint?

The test here worries me: http://panopticlick.eff.org/ and I'd like to know if there is a good way to manipulate the browser fingerprint?
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Google Calendar: Calendar Privacy Settings: user interface Sharing is inconsistent [closed]

I am new to Google Calendar. I've found this discussion which mentions that when a calendar is created in Google Calendar its sharing settings are set to private by default. But when I go to Settings ...
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Remove app from System Preferences/Privacy

In OSX the System Preferences / Security / Privacy lists all apps that have tried to access restricted apps like Calendar. Now I have one app which I completely removed from my machine but it's still ...
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How can Greenshot (or Imgur) know my video file name via screenshot?

I took some video from Internet, open it with MPC-HC, then take screenshot with Greenshot, then choose upload to Imgur. It gave me the link http://i.imgur.com/EpDN6ap.png Then I change this to ...
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Can I use Whonix Gateway as a proxy?

I am using Whonix Gateway in a VM, and I run all traffic from my Fedora VM through the Whonix Gateway. Works fine. But, on my host I want to use irssi and a few other apps behind Tor. Usually I would ...
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How to anonymize DWG documents in AutoCAD?

Sometimes, when sending DWG document, you need to do so anonymously. When answering a call for bids, e.g. However, AutoCAD automatically save a “last-saved-by” metadata field, which contains the ...
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Why proxy doesn’t work

I would like to configure http-proxy to access my web-site anonymously (want to learn properties of this type of connection and check detection of anonymous users). But either I don’t understand ...
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Is there any way to hide my IP address in email headers?

I use Thunderbird to send email. My mail server inserts my IP address into the header of my emails. Is there a way to hide this? I’ve thought of sending my mail to the server through Tor but my server ...
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What can I find out about an embedded image in my received e-mail message?

I believe an embedded image in a gmail message that I have received is actually a tracking link such as those used by contactmonkey. Is there a way for me to find information about the image without ...
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Proper use of “network.cookie.lifetime.days” in Firefox

Firefox doesn't have an option in its Privacy menu to select for how long to keep cookies, it's either all or nothing. A workaround is to set network.cookie.lifetimePolicy to 3 and then set the number ...
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Any special term or movement name for offline applications?

Every application nowadays tends to store data "in the cloud" which means accessible to all intelligent services of the world. They can easily know what we think, where we go, who we friends with etc. ...
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Will Windows 7 factory reset remove all my private data? [duplicate]

EDIT: this is NOT a duplicate of How to factory restore Windows 7 to prepare to sell laptop. That question is about someone who's computer came with XP, mine came with Windows 7. I intend to sell ...
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Can anybody know the saved passwords on browser?

There is a option almost in every web browser to save passwords.Can any site know these passwords from browser?I these passwords are saved in encrypted format?
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Can a website know about my browsing history?

When I visit a website it sometimes puts cookies on my browser. Usually cookies keep track of browsing info from that particular site. If I don't delete those cookies and browse other websites, will ...
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Become Anonymous over the internet [duplicate]

As the title suggests, How can I become anonymous over the internet, i.e disallow the websites from tracking my public as well as private IP address. Please help!
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Is Auslogics Disk Defrag trustworthy? [closed]

I am wondering if Auslogics Disk Defrag Free (5.1.0.0) is still safe to use. The installer of the latest version makes it easier to avoid installing crapware but the program itself displays adds more ...
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How to lock my computer through incoming connection directly into my computer

Im on a macbook yosemite, I usually get connected to internet through my landlord's wifi connection. How can I make sure that he cannot see or access my files in my computer (in Shared section of my ...
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Verifying GnuPG itself

Following the steps indicated in http://www.deepdotweb.co/jolly-rogers-security-guide-for-beginners/how-to-verify-your-downloaded-files-are-authentic/ , which first verifies that the verification ...
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How come the machine name shows up in the email header?

All of the mails I send out arrive with the following header: Received: from My-iMac (12.12.12.12 [12.12.12.12]) by mx.mail.com How come my machine name My-iMac shows up? Is it because of my mail ...