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What does Google know about me when I use Chrome to browse?

Specifically, I wanted to know, when one uses Chrome to browse, assuming that they are not signed into a Google account and there are no cookies/history/cache or other data saved before starting, ...
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Description for category names of Mozilla Shavar blacklist

Looking at the Mozilla Shavar blacklist, which is used for tracking protection (ex. in Mozilla Firefox), the services are grouped in several categories: Email EmailStrict Advertising Content Analytics ...
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Canvas fingerprint spoofed. What does that mean?

I have recently visited a website which showed me device info and what drew my attention was "Canvas Fingerprint: Spoofed". What could that mean and how can I restore it? Device info website ...
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Rogue header and page number in Word 2016 lands in the text area and won't go away (Track Changes?)

Working in a Microsoft Word 2016 document. Track Changes has been on through a couple of saved versions of this document. I noticed that a header, including its page number field code, has appeared ...
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How can I ensure FLoC is blocked in chromium?

I use Chromium 89.0 on a Devuan GNU/Linux system. I've recently heard about Google's FLoC tracking mechanism (through the announcement of it being disabled in Brave), and I was wondering - how can I ...
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Dnsmasq: Log all DNS queries from specific IP/device

I use Dnsmasq to resolve DNS queries in my local network. To prevent the TV from loading ads/tracking me, I set up dnsmasq to resolve dozens of domains to localhost. However, this has downsides. TV ...
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PDF Document tracking & logging information

Once a PDF document has been sent through email, control is lost to the owner. Anyone could be viewing the data and the owner lost awareness about it. That's why as an owner of the document, I want to ...
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Deleting (intrusive?) files safely

Platform(s): MacOS Catalina (10.15.2) and an iPad (13.3). Disclaimer: I'm in no way experienced or knowledgeable in anything relating to computers. Background: I'm keen to cut ties with Facebook ...
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Microsoft Word: how to compare and edit 2 documents, without creating a 3rd one

I do proof reading on documents written by non-native English speakers. With text editors you get to compare 2 versions of the same document and you can edit either directly. In Microsoft Word, ...
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Completely Automatic Time Tracking for Windows 10

I've read some of the answers to similar question here but not found exactly what I want. I want to know how much time I spend working with different programs during the day, with zero setup, naming ...
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How to use the fingerprinting feature to optimize your privacy with firefox

Superusers, I know by now how the new firefox fingerprinter works and what it does thanks to another question. But this question now is: to understand this setting's impact on the actual user-tracking ...
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Can a manufacturer track stolen PC components?

I had a brand new MSI motherboard delivered to my house, along with a Ryzen 3600 CPU, and a Gigabyte 1660 TI GPU. They were snatched from my front porch while I was at work. Is there any way for the ...
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When I ask Firefox to block "Cookies" for known "Third-party trackers", does it also block LocalStorage?

I use Firefox 68.0 (as packaged by Fedora Linux 30). I have selected "Custom" content blocking, and enabled blocking "Cookies" from "Third-party trackers". Does it also affect third-party tracking ...
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Determine info about file being accessed on Windows File server

TL:DR - Is there a way to get detailed access logging beyond what user accessed it and when? Windows Audit isn't detailed enough. Explanation: I'm working with a client trying to reverse engineer ...
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How to track mail undetectably?

As far as I have searched, there are many third-party email tracking systems; and many of them are in the form of add-ons for gmail. I have tested two of them, and they work fine when the recipients ...
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How do visited websites know which website sent the visitor? [closed]

In the below given two scenes, do browsers tell the visited website server as to which website was the user on before reaching this/current website? In other words, suppose I was on Website1 and I ...
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Unblock Google Analytics on all company computers except a few users

We are currently blocking GA in our company using IP filtering. We all share the same IP so exclude this in GA. However, we have an internal sales team that take sales on the phone. We'd like GA to ...
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How to filter out "Crawlers"/Image Proxies when tracking email content or links and get ONLY real clicks of the user

Currently I am working on a feature with which I should be able to track E-Mails and the links in it. So when a user clicks on a link in an image I make some entries in the database so that I can make ...
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(failed) ERR_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES requests in Chrome

The page makes about 40 navigator.sendBeacon() calls to the same endpoint during and before rendering of the body, but sometimes a number of them result in a failed request with timing as "stalled". ...
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How do I change the Windows 10 Hot Tracking color?

I am one of those people who like customizing just about everything in my system. Unfortunately, unlike in Linux, Windows 10 does not have a readily available way to change my hot tracking color (...
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Microsoft Outlook "Message Option" - does it "open" the email - susceptible to tracking?

When you use the Microsoft Outlook "Message Option" to look at an email header - is the email actually "opened" and susceptible to tracking if the sender is using a 3rd party tracking tool?
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Buying used computer - any identifying hardare specs sent when surfing web?

this is one of those "Things I should know and was afraid to ask" questions. I'm considering buying a used laptop for the first time - and I had a thought - even if I wipe the hard drive and re-...
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data-lynx-uri links on facebook

I've noticed a long time ago that links that are posted on facebook are somehow handled in a twisted way. If I hover with my mouse over the link or page preview, my browser (in this case, Safari for ...
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Can my mobile carrier company found out the IP to which I am connected through a Wi-Fi network? [closed]

The question is simple: can my mobile carrier company found out the IP assigned to my WiFi adapter, either in airplane mode or with mobile data ON? In case my question is not clear enough, I'm going ...
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Logging all changes done by a user into a new sheet with username

I have an excel sheet database, several users log in through different windows accounts to fill fields, is there a way to log changes and entries into a separate sheet in the same excel file. if the ...
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How to detect if an Email was sent with Tracking Software?

I'm seeing more and more blank or meaningless SPAM emails (No attachment, link, Advertisement, or Phish attempt) sent to my employees. I assume they are sent with tracking software just to see if ...
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Is IP trackable if Bittorent is open but torrents aren't downloading?

Just as the title suggests. Is a public IP exposed if a BitTorrent client is open but not downloading?
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How to track a file to know where it has gone

How do you make a file trackable. Like for a vehicle we can keep a gps tracker, and it kind of gives you report saying its moving and has gone to these locations. Similarly if I could have a tracker ...
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How can this website reidentify me even after deleting all of my browser's history and using a VPN?

The website dropmail.me is able to successfully reidentify me (and offer my last used temp mail addresses via. "Restore access") despite doing the following: Delete all my browsers history which ...
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How can I see the track changes on the right side of the Word file?

Attached is the snap-shot of a Microsoft Word file with track changes as on: In the yellow circle I have highlighted the changes that are done already. But when I do the editing in the Word file, ...
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Can someone track searches over a large wireless network?

Is it possible for things that I search to be tracked through a large wireless network (ie. a school network with a username and password for)? And how detailed can they get with these searches? Can ...
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Recording when was macro used last time [closed]

is it possible to track somehow date/time of when was some specific macro used? For example I have some macro assigned to button, so maybe track when that button was clicked? Could you help me with ...
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WsAppService.exe or Wondershare, is consuming all my RAM

Recently my PC started to freeze. The RAM was being clobbered. I do what I always to CNTRL + ALT + DEL to open taskmgr. Well non of the processes were there. So I decided to check Resource Monitor ...
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How do I extract dates from a weekly tracker?

Let's say in each hour of the day in a week I record for example the food I eat or the physical activity I do. At the end of the week, I have a table where the rows are hours (12am-12:59am to 11pm-...
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Prevent that Mozilla Thunderbird tracks its users

Mozilla Thunderbird has a default setting in the preferences: the end of this URL contains version, OS and a build ID. &version=45.6.0&os=Linux&buildid=2017010999999 I expect that the ...
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Monitor file changes

In a Linux environment, which one is the best way to monitor daily the files changes in a particular list of folders? Each folder will have subdirectories which need to be checked too. At the moment ...
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How to track a specified program activity

I want track the behavior/activity of a specified program automatically and save them to a log file, for example i want to know: when it use network and on which address. which files it consulte/...
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how do i protect my ip adress from another users

well I have noticed that its easy to see were to locate someone's ip address or " the router" is there any possible way to hide your ip address and how ? secondly how can a person show all info by ...
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Can a website track which exact laptop/computer you use to log in?

I ask because I am extremely concerned about my privacy and I am going to access a website that collects a lot of data and I prefer that they not track it to my laptop. I am fine with them tracking ...
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How does medium.com (for example) generate the URL fragment hash?

Has anyone identified the scripts or techniques used by medium.com (or other popular site) to generate what appears to be a unique hash value after the URL fragment? Contrived example: #.lfr25xei4 ...
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Accept multiple changes in MS Word

Can I accept all tracked changes in a specific area (where I dragged)? I'm using MS Word 2013 for Windows.
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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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Track all browsing data [closed]

I want to track all browsing data regardless of which of several web-browser applications (Chrome, Firefox, Opera) is used. Example URL_Name No_of_Vists DurationTime Timestamp Youtube ...
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How to track disk writes on a partition by programs in background?

Crystal Disk Info tells me there have been over 10TB of writes to my 240GB SSD. This seems strange so I would like to see which programs account to what part of it in order to reduce the wear. What I ...
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How to duplicate a tag in Signal Data Hub

I have a couple of tags setup in Signal Data Hub and I would like to know, if it is possible to duplicate these tags. Meaning, I want to keep everything about the tags the same except how they are ...
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Can I monitor my guest's activity without them knowing? They know how to delete browsing history [duplicate]

Is there a way for me to monitor the activity of a "Guest" on my computer? They know how to delete their browsing history, although they have missed a few. I need to see what sites they are visiting, ...
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E-Mail spam content related to browser history?

I have experienced some strange things about an email address which is in use for about ten years. The address is connected to all of my shopping accounts and Paypal; getting 1-2 spam mails per day is ...
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Log time spent between switch a Windows on and off

I want to log the time I spend between switching my PC on and when I switch it off; like have a text file updated with records of each time I switch my PC in the morning and switch it off at the ...
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Client Side Mouse Tracking Software [closed]

In 2 weeks we have a field test for our developed web application (company internal) and about 15 end users are invited to test our web application. For this field test we want to track their mouse ...
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Tracking all network interactions for a java application

There's a helper client for this game I'm playing, however, it's closed source and I know nothing about what goes on with it. I want to make sure it's not sending out any sensitive information such as ...
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