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Mac OS X Disk Utility doent get my external drives ready for removal

Mac OS X Disk Utility doent get my external drives ready for removal. In windows, clicking safely remove hardware from the taskbar stops the spinning of my external drive, but in my Mac OS X ...
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Macbook Pro - remote accessing inquiry

I just bought a used second-hand Macbook Pro, it is already functioning with OS and stuffs and a lot of apps. Im already using it, I didn't have it reformatted or whatsoever, so the previous owners ...
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How do I shield my Windows contacs from 3rd party software?

On Windows 7 I am using the onboard Windows contacts solution for all my contacts that contain a lot of personal information which I dont want to spread. Are those contacts read-protected against ...
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Is it possible to know which content was blocked by Tracking Protection in IE?

I'm using many Tracking Protection Lists in my Internet Explorer (IE11 if that matters). In this case if I visit a website that has part of its content block IE shows a blue icon where I can see that ...
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Chrome lock profile on exit

As described here, with the new Chrome, you can lock your profile by simply clicking on the lock icon. Do you think it is possible to automatically lock the profile on exit?
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How to prevent accidental emails sending to clients as CC? (Instead of BCC)

I'm trying to figure out how to prevent accidental leak of clients emails addresses when employee pastes them to CC instead of BCC. Is it a way to restrict sending cc mails to addresses from ...
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Is there a way to really “hide” a workspace?

sometimes when I am working with my fedora, people tend to peek in my screen and wonder what I am doing. So, I started using multiple workspaces, but then these friends started checking all my ...
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Protect file or folder from copy-paste

I want to make a folder on a local computer and prevent it from being copied to another machine. For example, I have a folder with one file in it, so what should I adjust in order to prevent users of ...
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Trying to lock down cells in excel & office 365

We have only sharepoint, office 365, excel 2013 - no domain. I'm trying to lock down specific columns in an excel sheet. When I click on 'Permissions' in 'Allow users to Edit Ranges' I type in a ...
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How do I suppress google tracking when blocking javascript is not enough?

For this case I'm referring specifically to the website: http://www.golem.de/ I'm connecting to this website using Firefox with javascript disabled: about:config > javascript.enabled > no This ...
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How do I know If my traffic is getting logged in VPN

My corporate uses Juniper VPN connection. How could I know if they are tracking all my network activities. If I use vpn I can asses almost all sites, unlike in office. Thanks a lot.
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how to hide text in a PDF in Preview

I need to send a pdf containing bank details about a payment, only some of the data in the pdf is relevant to the receiver, and I would like to hide everything else. I have opened the PDF in preview ...
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Keys to keep your internet activity private

This is not any stupid question for me to do bad things on the net. I was trying to understand this topic, and now I want to test if my research was ok. Suppose you do not want anyone (really anyone, ...
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How to prevent the ISP from reading my emails through SMTP and my messages through instant messengers?

The ISP they know everything I send and receive over the Internet including my emails and messages right ? So I am wondering if there is a way to prevent them to do it ?
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Tool for Automatically Blurring People in Photos

I am looking for a way to easily make people on photos unrecognizeable. Whenever I put any photos (usually of cities and landscapes) in my online album, I first make all the recognizeable people ...
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centos 6.2 VPS system encryption performance

My webapp database handles some user profile data (name, birthday, work and education history, email, facebook id, and also my facebook app secret that would provide any holder access to any facebook ...
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How are User files in Windows 7 protected?

I noticed that I cannot access user files from one account across another. However, if someone took my HDD, hooked it up to another computer, would they be able to see the files? Is there a way to ...
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Staying anonymous while hosting your site?

I don't mean anonymous surfing. I mean hosting and having your own domain and such. The reason is that my blog is about religious/political topics which may cause me trouble in the future. This is ...
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Automatically wiping a lost or stolen hard-drive?

Hard-drives usually contain sensitive information. Even if the operating system has passwords, a user may be able to boot a different OS to access the files, or they can even take the drive out and ...
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How can I permanently delete messages from gmail?

For privacy reasons, I want to permanently delete a lot of mail from gmail. I've downloaded it using IMAP. However, when I try to delete the mail, it keeps coming back. This happens even when I delete ...
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Is there a way to make my hard drive inaccessible to everyone but me?

Let me give you some backup story first: A computer technician challenged me to give him my laptop and ask him for any piece of information that I wanted to "hide" in my hard drive. He claimed that he ...
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Web service for sharing photo/videos from an event for a private group [closed]

Following a hell of a weekend at a private live roleplay, we're looking to share the photos and video. Several present either have not yet given permission to share, or expressly don't want their ...
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utility to stymie browser fingerprinting

Does anyone know of a system utility (for Windows) which, when toggled on, would return a spurious System Fonts Listing, a listing that looks like a typical virgin install or which has other limited ...
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I'm using an external DNS, can my ISP detect that?

I tend to use Google's public DNS, I don't like my ISP DNS because it takes too much time to refresh. Today I have got a page from them saying that you should change the DNS to their DNS because they ...
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Remote Office IP Privacy on Personal Computer

I work from home and use a work laptop with VPN connection. If I have a personal computer hooked up to the same wireless connection as my work computer (not on VPN though, BUT on a router provided by ...
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Public WiFi Security [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SSH from public network? How does a hacker in a public WIFI actually view your computer? HTTPS in public wireless network: is it ok I have heard and read about ...
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Preventing Time Machine from backing up website passwords

I have been given a work machine (Mac Book Pro, Mac OS Lion 10.7.1). I am using Google Chrome's "remember password" feature. Some of those passwords are personal (Hotmail, GMail...) and I would ...
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Generic browser with no tracking [closed]

Most of the mainstream browsers nowadays can be easily tracked via regular cookies, flash supercookies, unique id numbers (e.g. Chrome), and various other less known tricks. Does there exist any ...
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Questions regarding integrity of OPENVPN and SSH

I am a bit of noob, so I will explain my dilemma and would appreciate any advice to help me with it. SSH Tunnel connecting to Vps vs OpenVPN - which of these would be better suited for the ...
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Opera 11: Disable “suggestions” in search box

After installing Opera 11 I want to disable Search Suggestions. Right next to the address bar is a search box. When I start typing anything into it, after a moment search suggestions appear. So, ...
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How can I password-protect AVI video files from a DVD?

I have a DVD that contains five videos with a total file size of 3GB. I want to protect these files with password. Compressing them into a password-protected ZIP file and manually extracting them for ...
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Tracking Protection lists for IE 9

Is it possible to make your own Tracking Protection lists for IE 9 or modify the excisting lists supplied by easylist from AdBlock Plus
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Does Juniper Networks provide keyloggers with their software?

I noticed that I had a "USB Mass Storage Device" plugged in when there wasn't in fact anything plugged in to any USB port. I turned it off via Windows (XP), but it's quite concerning. This was after ...
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Preventing apps to access info from wifi device?

Browsers like Chrome and Firefox can use my wifi device to get information about the surrounded APs and pin point my physical location using Google Location Services, I know these browser always ask ...
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Boot/unlock computer with a CD/Flash Drive?

For the sake of my privacy I'd like to boot my computer or windows only with the help of an external storage media. Is this even possible? If so, then how?
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Firefox Addon Privacy

Is there a Firefox addon that will let me open a tab as a private tab? Otherwise I have to connect the complete Firefox in the Privacy mode. When i open pages like amazon i sometimes want to use them ...
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How to encrypt a POP/SMTP connection?

I'm getting my email by SMTP/POP3 to my local ISP provider like that : email client <--- unencrypted cx ---> POP/SMTP server "cx" stands for connection. That provider doesn't support ...
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Private whois: How to know the owner? [closed]

Is there a way to get information about the owner of a domain with private whois ?
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How to protect private files from others to view/copy on a LAN

I'm on a company network and I want to protect my private files (or folders) from others (i.e. those who can access my computer) to view and copy. Those files are mostly MS Office and PDF files. What ...
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How do I send mass emails yet make them more personnly one recipient's email show up in the To: form?

I would like send an email to many users. I would only like each recipient to see only their own email address in the To: form of the email. Not the list of 50 recipients that the email was actually ...
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What are the most common dangerous domains that I should block?

I am trying to configure my wireless router to block domains that are potentially dangerous to privacy, security, and bandwidth-hogs. Is there a list of domains that I can block at the router level? ...
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Where do spammers get their info? [closed]

I know this isn't strictly computer-related, but I think it's a problem that many of us face, and so I thought this would be the better place to ask it. I'm just wondering about how spam is eerily ...
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Is there a tool to protect from or manage LSOs in IE?

"Local Shared Objects" are SuperCookies that aren't taken deleted by your browser, have no expiration date, and hold a huge amount of information about you. They can even turn on your camera or ...
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Can my ISP monitor me?

I'm an atheist visiting a islamic republic where the punishmnent for apostacy may be high. Is it possible for an ISP to see the websites I might browse or what kind of blasphemous conversations I ...
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How to automatically remove Flash history/privacy trail? Or stop Flash from storing it?

Many people have heard about third-party cookies, and some browsers even block those by default. Some people may even be using Private Browsing modes. However, only few seem to realise that Adobe's ...
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How good is Word's password protection? [closed]

I have a password protected MS-Word 2007 file that needs to stay private. How good is Word's protection? If it's not very good, can you suggest a better method for keeping the file protected? EDIT: ...