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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

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 ...
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How do mail clients vs. using a web browser compare in terms of security and vulnerabilities?

I have multiple email accounts from different providers: gmail, yahoo, etc. as well as more secure, privacy-minded services that use heavier encryption. Right now I access them all through a web ...
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If I open a document from a USB flash drive but do not save it to the computer, can someone access the file’s contents after I remove the drive?

I have a USB Flash drive with confidential information on it and I will need to access this information on someone else’s computer. The computer is a PC and operates on Microsoft Office 7. If I open ...
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How to password protect a folder on Unix/Linux without encryption?

I've searched a round quite a bit in the past and present for either a builtin feature or program for this, but had no luck. I want to password protect a folder, but do not wish to encrypt it. The ...
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What is atos? It keeps popping up on my Mac

So what is atos? It keeps popping up in on my mac screen that I need to give my password to let it do something. Is this a virus or is my Mac being hacked? Please help!!!
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What causes the webcam to activate during Windows 8 logon?

When I resume my Windows 8 laptop from sleep and the logon screen is activated, the built-in webcam is briefly activated and then turned off. I notice this by the "record led" by the lense turning on ...
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Does a Chromecast device contain any private information?

So I have a Google Chromecast that I'm gonna sell tomorrow because I don't use it enough. My question is: Do I need to do anything before selling it? Is there any personal data stored on it? Do I need ...
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How to white-out part of an email in my browser?

I'm trying to show someone part of an email to help her with some issues, but I want to protect some private information of my friend's that is in the email. Does anyone have a method for whiting out ...
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How to use Adblock AND a VPN on my Android Phone? [closed]

I'm using Private Internet Access's VPN via its App and now I'd also like to additionally use Adblock Plus. The problem however is that I apparently can only use either VPN or Adblock Plus - but not ...
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What is being send to/received from “safebrowsing.google.com” when I open Firefox?

When I first open Firefox, I always get this notification from my firewall within about 30 seconds-ish. It does not matter if I'm yet browsing the web, I could just have a blank page up, or I could be ...
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What kind of information can Google get when I sign in using a Google account?

When I sign into a website using a Google login, what kind of information can Google see? For example on a website like Trello or StackExchange, can Google access all of my posts and personal ...
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Can an xperf trace contain passwords?

I recorded an xperf trace. Can the trace contain passwords? (assuming that paths contain no password) I see that upon hitting xperf -stop I have the following warning: The trace you have just ...
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How to anonymize an Apache log after the fact?

I encountered a bug in an open source PHP program and I want to create a bug report. I expect that the server log will be important for the developers (as a minimum, it is needed to prove that there ...