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which Firefox plugin blocks comments on mmnews.de: Error 403 Sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that

I use Firefox 47.0.1 (latest) with those plugins: When I go to URL mmnews I receive error message Error 403 Sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that. Sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that. ...
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Is using Chrome extention safe?

is using Google Chrome browser extension plugin safe in terms of online shopping ,banking,privacy and security. i am an online shopper and excess to banking accounts regularly i mean does these ...
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Why do we even use ad blockers at home when most home routers have filter lists?

I started pretty much like the rest of us with regular ad blocking extensions. But there is arguably a performance drop due to the additional checks each time you load a page. I then started using ...
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Elementary OS calling home?

I was having a bit of a problem with the power that feeds my modem here. So, while I was solving the problem it disconnected the internet access. And the following screen popped up on the screen: ...
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Will installing Tor on my VPS allow me to hide its IP address?

I want to hide my VPS's IP from hosts it interacts with across the Internet. It is my understanding that using Tor on a home computer would work to some extent, will it work as well on a VPS?
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Deny websites to verify installed extensions in Firefox

When I visit websites they automatically detect which Browser I'm using and which extensions are installed on the browser (besides a bunch of other information). How do i deny websites access to this ...
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Any Firefox addon to delete DOM storage periodically throughout a session?

DOM storage is akin to persistent cookies and I'm looking for a way to delete them automatically periodically throughout a Firefox session. I know there are popular ways to delete them at the end of ...
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Privacy. Prevent data gathered by microsoft on local computer to be upload

In his answer to "How to stop Microsoft from gathering telemetry data from Windows 7, 8, and 8.1", "DavidPostill" suggested to block appropriate hosts on the broadband router to prevent uploading ...
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How safe are proxies if your IP could be cross-referenced?

Let's say you're the NSA. And let's say you have "backdoor" access (for the sake of this discussion we'll assume that includes at a minimum the mapping of an IP address to a logged-in user) to Google. ...
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Privacy solution for Browser-Sync [closed]

I want to sync my browser bookmarks all over my devices. Now Im thinking about security/privacy topics. There are a lot of articles out there which explains which browser using which method to sync ...
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How to remove unwanted contacts on Skype

I have a big privacy problem with unwanted address book contacts showed in skype for windows desktop. What I did is: Logged in with the skype account (a work account) on my personal Android ...
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How to delete hidden hard drive sectors?

I'm trying to wipe a drive but I found out what I've been using (DBAN) doesn't delete hidden parts of the hard drive (Host Protected Area). What do I do to delete them?
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How to find what causes the privacy warning in Excel?

There is this Excel file I made, it has no macros or any such things, it's just all formulas, and I copied some data into it from various sources (ERP Excel export, copy-pasting from web applications.....
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Selectively deleting a site from history fully on Opera/Chrome?

When I attempt to selectively delete a site from the Opera site history, although it disappears from the history list it still appears with the suggestions feature in the address bar (obtained from ...
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Can I run freepto or tails or Subgraph OS on rasberry pi?

I am new to the pi, do you guys think I can I run freepto or tails or Subgraph OS on the pi? Since some of them are linux based I thought I would give it a try, but dunno. Thx in advance for your ...
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No “Proceed Anyway” option on ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID in Chrome

I want to go to this link. Chrome won't let me as there is no option on the "Privacy Error" screen shown below. I don't care if this connection is private. It's just a forum post that I wanted to ...
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How far is it safe to sign in with my Google account into Chromium?

I have been using Chrome and its Sign-In-Once-And-Forget feature for a long time to sync my history, passwords etc across devices. Now that I have switched to Ubuntu for my mainframe, I was ...
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Using Raspberry Pi as TOR Relay with VPN

I am attempting to accomplish multiple outcomes here: Configure a Raspberry Pi (B+ Model) as an XMPP server to utilize ChatSecure Configure a Raspberry Pi (Latest Model, yet to purchase) as a TOR ...
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How to create a Tor-only network interface suitable for Firejail?

The most popular way to Torify applications is probably the SOCKS5 proxy method. It has a downside though: you ask an application to use Tor, not force it. If the application misbehaves or is being ...
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Technical information needed on how the ISP tracks VPN

I've read a lot of topics about battle between ISP and VPN and they all say this : Your ISP cannot know what you get up to on the internet. It cannot see your data because it is encrypted. ...
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Securely configure tor without browser

Hey i am using tor socks proxy antorher program. (ex. python requests) I'm start tor.exe with command line. I had a .bat file like this. "C:\Users\xxxxx\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Tor\tor.exe" -f ...
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Is Speech Runtime Executable spying on me in Windows 10

When looking at task manager I see Speech Runtime Executable always taking a bit of CPU Cortana (not Hey Cortana) is ON and Hey Cortana is OFF is enabled and these are my privacy settings My ...
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How is a site able to track you?

Hypothetically, say there is a certain site that you access by using the incognito mode on Chrome and through a VPN. What tools might a site have to identify that you've been there before if your IP ...
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How do you regain your privacy? [closed]

my sister know my ip, default gateway, dhcp server, dns and more. She has a degree in computer science and i think this is how she monitor my internet traffic Ive tryed ip and mac address and didnt ...
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My sister hack my computer [closed]

my computer was hack by my sister. She all but told me with her constant comment about thing she could only know by have access to my computer or internet traffic(I tryed to confront her but she just ...
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Gnome/Mate programs keep copies of seen pictures - when are those deleted?

Mate's file manager Caja stores copies of almost every picture file shown to the user (preview thumbnails) in the user's home directory. So does Gnome's image viewer "Eye of Gnome" (eog) for every ...
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How is the UK government planning to get access to “web browsing records”? [closed]

According to a recent news article in the Manchester Guardian the government in the UK is preparing a bill to allow "the police to access everyone’s web browsing histories". Presumably they do not ...
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Blur part of an image in Word 2013 [duplicate]

Is there a way to blur a portion of an image in Word 2013? I have screenshots with sensitive data (SSN, age, etc.) and would like to retain the fidelity of the images but pixelate/blur the parts of ...
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Are fresh windows installs more anonymous/unlinkable than clones?

If you're using multiple virtual machines or VPS's with separate IP addresses to remain anonymous and unlinkable, is there any difference between doing fresh installs on each or doing a fresh install ...
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Possible to maintain privacy using hdmi port on work pc monitor?

If I’m using the HDMI port on my computer monitor at work (in order to view my smartphone or tablet on a larger screen), does my employer’s network see what I’m doing? I currently have a dual monitor ...
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Firefox's search suggestion settings

Firefox has two settings for search suggestions. One checkbox called "Provide search suggestions" and one called "Show search suggestions in location bar results". When both are checked, it will show ...
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How can I monitor which data an iOS transmits over WiFi?

I use a third party keyboard which has suggestions and the developer claims – on his website – that it stores everything locally on the device, but there is no word on this matter in app description ...
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Does viber share my personal info with third parties [closed]

Does viber share our personal information with third parties? What includes in the personal information as they mention in their privacy policy? Is it just name contact number and email only... or ...
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Does “Surfing on internet in VirtualMachine” provide privacy at work?

Employers can monitor all internet traffic at my work. I want some privacy while surfing with my PC which has my name and surname as username. Does surfing inside of a virtual machine installed on ...
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Prevent Chrome from discovering my Google account

I use Chrome and have all the privacy settings to the max. I never signed in to Chrome or made any type of Chrome account. For privacy, I avoid being signed in to Google unless I need to; then I ...
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Does O&O ShutUp 10 effectively turn off Win10's telemetry?

As of today, I rejected to install Windows 10 on my machines, due to Microsoft's weird EULA in respect to data privacy as discussed widely across the internet. As far as I know, for Windows 10 HOME ...
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Problem with Firefox browser about user privacy

Every time I use my firefox browser to visit sites like this I end up with multi redirection popups on every single click. however, I solved the problem accidentally by visiting the previous site ...
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Are full paths kept private by Firefox, or are they disclosed to websites?

In Firefox for Windows, when a website requests a file to be uploaded, Firefox displays a standard file selection dialog box. In that dialog box, the user selects the file to be uploaded. Unless ...
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What is the Site “chrome://FirefoxAccounts (Firefox Accounts credentials)” under “Saved Logins” section in Firefox for ?

Created a user account in firefox and saved it , I saw these 2 entires in "Saved Login"? It's a bit creepy because I was trying to switch over to Firefox from Chrome.Why is it prefixed "chrome://" ...
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Is Connectify safe?

I am using Connectify. However, I am not sure whether the hotspot is safe to connect or not. Will Connectify information (such as password, message etc.) from whatever devices connected to the hotspot?...
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How to configure Mozilla Firefox 43 to forget everything on exit?

I know there is a dedicated Incognito Mode feature available but I'd still like to get this behaviour with the standard mode: clear the cache, local storage, cookies, browsing history and everything ...
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Can .xsession-errors be cleared while KDE is running?

In general, I like the ability to see the log messages in .xsession-errors, and possibly attach them to automated bug reports. But sometimes this file contains sensitive data that I would like to ...
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Chrome, recover history in incognito before tab closing

as many articles here said, google chrome removes history in incognito mode only when last incognito table is closed. So from this comes my question, is here posibility to access this history (when ...
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Which features should I consider, other than encryption and data security, when choosing to buy a VPN service for longer period?

I wanted to know about features that makes a VPN worth buying. My main purpose of using a VPN is privacy and online security, but I want to get suggestions about other features that different service ...
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How do I use proxy in uTorrent for downloading?

My Hostel Wi Fi has blocked uTorrent and other clients. So I can't download through them. Can I use proxy for unblocking it? If yes then how?
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Implementing irssi IRC Anonymity

I'm looking to connect to an IRC server that I do not trust with any of my information, including my IP. In the past I have connected through a web client over Tor but it has become unreliable. My ...
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Firefox is not clearing HSTS “cookies” when closed after a private session

Based on some information on the internet (e.g. here), Firefox deletes HSTS information after a private browsing session. My understanding is that this would mean that the "SiteSecurityServiceState....
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Windows 10: What is the Microsoft “App Connector” and why would it want/need access to my camera?

I just got one of my laptops installed with Windows 10 and noticed that some applications like "App Connector", "Microsoft Edge", and "OneNote" were set to use the laptop camera. The text in the ...
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Ways OpenDNS could be bypassed

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro Hello everyone, I'm having an issue regarding some ways that people could possibly bypass OpenDNS's software. I am testing ways of which this can happen, in order ...
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Can you set uBlock to allow Piwik tracking on all sites?

I'd like to reward site owners that use Piwik instead of Google Analytics by allowing Piwik tracking scripts globally. Is there any way to do this with the uBlock extension? So far I only found ...