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Open links as another chrome user profile?

I'm getting really tired of Google logging me in to their websites using my full name and secretly changing privacy settings so that it's very difficult to tell what's being published under my name ...
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How does Google Chrome know my Firefox history if I never imported it?

I have Firefox and Google Chrome installed in the same machine (Linux). It happens when I type something in Chrome Omnibox it suggests pages I have already visited in Firefox. I have never connected ...
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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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Can't stop Microsoft.com from detecting my location

I want to record a screen recording for an English customer. So I don't want any windows or websites to be shown in my local non-English language. What a frustrating process! Things I have done: ...
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Block site if browser not in incognito - Chrome

I want to block sites like internet banking and accounting systems if browser not in incognito mode (for security reasons, because browser has several plugins). Is it possible to block opening web ...
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How to disable modified time-stamp in windows?

Disabling Accessed time-stamp of files/folders in Windows is pretty easy. However, when you save a file, Windows updates its Modified time-stamp, and along with that the Accessed time-stamp also gets ...
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Why is my true IP location revealed *inside* my VPS host?

I'm using VPS hosting based on Windows Server 2008. The machine is physically located in the US and I'm connecting via RDP using mRemoteNG from my home in Europe. It's easy to Google many "IP ...
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Prevent Chrome/Chromium from wiping userscript settings when you clear cookies

When you clear cookies/localstorage in Chrom* your userscript settings get wiped. Is there a way to preserve this in some way? I'd like to not have to reconfigure them every time I delete my browsing ...
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Giving an Android device an access to only one folder

I have an Android camera. I want it to upload pictures to Dropbox automatically. The official Dropbox app provides that. But, I want my camera to have access ONLY to the folder that it uploads to, and ...
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Privacy with new windows accounts?

Windows 8 is insisting me to use Hotmail account to login into operating system. Having this, will it be possible to identify me with Internet Explorer from any site? UPDATE If I go to Hotmail site ...
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How to customize screen resolution reported to a JavaScript application by a web browser?

window.screen.availHeight and window.screen.availWidth values let web applications to know my actual screen resolution while I don't always want them to know it. Can I set my own values for these ...
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How to allow an application in Mountain Lion in the “Security and Privacy” settings?

Every time I was trying to use an Alfred workflow written in Applescript, I got the error "No user interaction allowed". In Mavericks there is an "Accessibility" option in the "Security and Privacy" ...
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Spotlight Privacy List

On my Macbook Pro, I am booting from the internal drive for personal stuff and from an external disk for work. Both run Snow Leopard. When I boot from the external/work drive, I want to exclude my ...
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How do effective FULL removal of TOR from Ubuntu 12.04

After installing TOR, privoxy & anonproxy on my system, I found out that some functions on my browser had become unavailable and I didn't found the way to solve all the issues there, so I decided ...
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Hide Facebook Photos on Windows 8 tile

I have many albums on my Facebook with privacy level set as "only me, so that albums that only I can see. I do not want them automatically appearing on my Windows 8 Photos Tile as anyone who uses my ...
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Convert flattr buttons to privacy friendly ones on the fly using Firefox

I know how to block flattr buttons using Adblock Plus but I'd like to use Flattr so blocking isn't a solution. However, Im concerned about the button sending a query to the flattr server even before I ...
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Tor config to ignore LAN hosts

Anyone has any tips on how to configure Tor software to ignore specified host names that are on my LAN? I'm guessing there is an option in torrc file, but I was not able to find anything in the ...
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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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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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Separation of work, personal, and private , for all things tech?

Increasingly I'm finding it's very difficult to separate anything on my computers and devices. Everything syncs everywhere, I need to do work from my home computer, I need to do personal things from ...
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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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UAC for accessing private key

I like that Windows (Vista and later versions) asks me for a confirmation (UAC) before executing any new application. Can I somehow configure UAC to ask for my confirmation EVERYTIME an application is ...
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How can I get Google Hangouts chat to work via Tor browser?

My friend's company is blocking Gmail access. I directed her to the Tor browser bundle. She was able to login to her Gmail account successfully (via https://www.gmail.com/ URL). However, the Google ...
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Absolute anonymous/secure hosting management using TOR

I need to manage a hosting in a private way... and this includes FTP transfers. I want to do it running TAILS (Linux distro based on TOR and Debian), and I have the following problems: First: Tails ...
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validating / sanitizing google results for posting online

i sometimes want to link to a search result page of Google services. but the address bar URL is "dirty" ...
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SymmetricNAT error when using I2P on Windows 8

I'm trying to use I2P, an anonymizing network layer that's written in Java. I've installed the service on Windows 8, but it reports a SymmetricNAT error. I have authorized the Java executables on my ...
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Can I get personalized web content if I use AdBlock?

I use AdBlock in Chrome and I'm subscribed to the following lists: Fanboy tracking list, Fanboy annoyance list, Easylist privacy, the main Fanboy list, the main Easylist. Am I still able to receive ...
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Is Abine TACO comparable to NoScript addon in Firefox?

As someone who is trying to be security conscious on the web, I've setup Firefox to use the Tor network and NoScript, among other plugins. However, I've found NoScript to be such a pain since I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to browser privately in Firefox and Chrome over login & password?

I'd like to open a web browser, login to it with my details so my cookies and all the history/stuff is stored only somewhere in Cloud. I haven't found this solution so far. Maybe I am not looking ...
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Can we get a “Forget About this site” like feature in Chrome as in Firefox?

FF has a "Forget About this site" in History, which only clears cache, cookies etc.. for the selected domain. Where is the equivalent feature/setting in Chrome or is there any extension for it?
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How to remove own rating for Windows 8 Apps

I have rated apps in Windows 8 and these ratings are publicly visible with my real name. Now I want to remove some of them, but it seems that this is not possible. I can only update the ratings, but ...
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Protect my privacy in TeamSpeak

I want to protect my privacy (hide my IP etc.) when I use TeamSpeak. Is there a way to do it?
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Can Juniper's Network Connect SSL VPN software access information on a Windows client PC?

Looking for some help with the questions below. 1) Can the Juniper Network Connect VPN client be used to gather information on the client PC? 2) Does the Juniper Network Connect VPN client support ...
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Can the MAC address of the USB stick broadband connection be traced together with the IP address?

Can the MAC address of the USB stick broadband connection be traced together with the IP address? Also, the mac address of the broadband stick used, computer or network card inside the laptop, etc.?
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How can I force Windows to use the Internet connection of a virtual network adapter?

I am running Windows 7 on a virtual machine. I have VPN Gate installed on this machine. This VPN software creates a virtual network adapter and configures it with an interface metric value of 1. I ...
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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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Google Chrome history

There's a bug, I think, in the way Chrome manages its history. When I clear the history with CCleaner, I can open Chrome and see that History is blank. However, as soon as I start browsing the web a ...
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Will running parallel sessions of firefox and tor compromise anonymity?

I am using Tor browser bundle for anonymity. I have to login into cyberoam with my credentials first to use internet. If I use firefox for login to start using internet and then start tor, will it ...
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How does tor exit node remain undetected?

I've just read about Tor and as i realized when I run tor and type some website(example.com) and hit enter this request is encrypted couple of times and goes to some computer, then it decrypts gets ...