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The website is using IndexedDB, for which MDN writes: IndexedDB is a way for you to persistently store data inside a user's browser. Because it lets you create web applications with rich query abilities regardless of network availability, your applications can work both online and offline. Not clearing it sounds like a bug in Firefox indeed, but ...


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I see a lot of answers about avoiding stuff and privacy. This is true today. But the reason we used proxies in the past was speed. If you have a few hundred people in an office, all of whom sometimes check a news website (e.g. the BBC homepage for our friends across the channel) then that page would be downloaded for every one of them. That is needlessly ...


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Bypassing filters isn't the reason why proxies were invented. Basic advantage of using them is that they make you more anonymous. This is how you're connecting to websites when browsing without a proxy: _________ ________ | | | | | Your PC | ----------------------- | Server | |...


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I believe the chromecast will store information from your router in order to connect. Either way, it's never a bad idea to reset electronics before selling them. There are two ways to reset it: Hold the button next to the micro usb port for 25 seconds, until the light starts flashing, then unplug usb Go into the menu of the chromecast app and there ...


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When an extension is turned off, it is not loaded into memory, and as such can't do anything. When you turn an extension on, it has access to your entire browser history, and if an extension wants, it can submit your entire history to the server. It depends on the extension if it really will do this. Spyware type extensions will, extensions that are meant ...


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As noted by Arjan it's unfortunately easy to leave site-data installed currently. This is improving somewhat with the preference UX redesign in FF57. For example, under "Privacy and Security" there is now a "Site Data" section: Clicking the site data "settings" will allow you to remove site-data for a specific origin: This will remove data stored in IDB, ...


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It is possible to accomplish this, at least on Linux (and I'm thinking on BSD and OS X as well). You can do so by: Create an exra user for all VPN traffic. Create an extra routing table with 1 default route via the VPN. Configure Netfilter through Iptables to use the other routing table for all traffic originating from a specific User ID. Run the ...


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From left to right: The schema https: is, obviously, interpreted by the browser. The domain name www.website.com is resolved to an IP address using DNS. Your ISP will see the DNS request for this domain, and the response. The path /data/abc.html is sent in the HTTP request. If you use HTTPS, it will be encrypted along with the rest of the HTTP request and ...


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Short answer, yes. If sync is enabled, and you opt to save a password, that password will be sent to Google's servers. That said, the data is encrypted, and access to it is limited. By default, Google encrypts your synced data using your account credentials. Google indicates that this data cannot be decrypted without knowledge of your password, and that in ...


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There's an extension called Empty New Tab Page. Does exactly what it says on the tin.


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Yes, Modern routers in their firmware have a setting to support CWMP (Customer-Premises Equipment WAN Management Protocol) for remote management. This is also called TR-069 by its name on Technical Report 069 as it first introduced. This capability is also called zero-touch configuration and most providers are now using for remote-configure your ...


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End-to-end encryption means that your message is encrypted and decrypted locally on your and your recipient's devices, using an encryption key that is known only to you and your recipient. WhatsApp claims to have implemented the "open-source Signal encryption protocol" (which works as described above), but since WhatsApp's actual source code is ...


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It depends on your encryption settings. Encrypt synced passwords with your Google credentials: This is the default option. Your saved passwords are encrypted on Google's servers and protected with your Google Account credentials. With this option, Google has access to your data. Encrypt all synced data with your own sync passphrase: Select ...


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I'm assuming you want to do basically a work and personal google chrome setup. With bookmarks / historical information different on each account. Google doesn't allow this. You would be better off having a work email and a personal email setup. I hope they change this, as I use chrome the same way. I would put down as a comment, but I don't have the 50 ...


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Currently, the only simple solution is to use an extension. Before Chrome version 33, released 20th February 2014, this solution was possible: Enter chrome://flags/ into the address bar Search for "Enable Instant Extended API" Set it to Disabled Restart Chrome You may have to click on the 'x' on the right of each cached thumbnail to get rid of it. At the ...


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To remove any of the 8 most visited sites, hover your mouse cursor over the 'thumbnail' until a X appears at the top right hand corner. Click that. However your next most visited site will replace it.


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As a developer, I sometimes use proxies to see what our website looks like from outside our network. We recently performed an internal launch followed by an external launch. As part of the testing for the external launch, I used a proxy to confirm that we were indeed displaying the new site to the public. Proxies can also be useful for testing geolocation ...


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This is a tricky undocumented parameter. You will only find references for that in the Chrome(ium) developers community. My answer is based on some Google Searches only so maybe someone from inside will help further. AQS stands for Assisted Query Stats and is a string parameter It's "used for logging purposes" as you can find in some commenting in this code....


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After you factory reset the Chromecast it is safe to sell. On the settings menu for Chromecast there is a factory reset button. Alternatively, there is a black button on the Chromecast. Press it for 25 seconds while connected to the TV to factory reset. Source: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/factory-reset-google-chromecast,news-18294.html


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The easiest way would be to change the permissions of the files to not be readable by anyone other than the owner. Once that is done, a user would have to either log in as you (which should require a password) or sudo as root (which also should require a password). To change the permissions, simply use the following command on any files you don't want ...


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There are few solutions that comes to mind: Sign in. This should probably stop the reminder from appearing. Use Google.com instead of Google.co.uk It seems that Google.com doesn't show the reminder, but Google.co.uk does. You may have to click "Use Google.com" link after visiting google.com, otherwise they will redirect you automatically. (note that this ...


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Upper right hand side of Tor Browser click on the three horizontal bars, click on Options, select the Advanced tab, click on Network, click on Settings, select "No Proxy" and hit OK. Then type "about:config" into the url bar, go to "network.proxy.socks_remote_dns" right click and select Toggle. At that point your browser won´t be using TOR proxy to access ...


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The ISP will only know you visited the IP address associated with www.website.com (and maybe the URL if you are using their DNS and they are specifically looking for the traffic – if the DNS query does not go through that they won't see that). (Bear with me a bit here – I do get to the answer.) The way the HTTP protocol works is by connecting to a port (...


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An additional option is available. If you've downloaded a file and Chrome has blocked it, and you'd like to keep the file without disabling malware and phishing protection altogether, you can keep the file like so: Download the file and let Chrome "block" it. If you are directed to a "site ahead contains harmful programs" page, click "details" then "visit ...


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Google's _nomap must appear at the end of the SSID while the Windows _optout can be anywhere in the SSID, so this should work based on the docs below: SSID_optout_nomap https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-open-wi-fi-hotspots: ...you can opt your network out by including _optout somewhere in the Wi-Fi network name (also called the SSID). For ...


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No full answer, but a few things I discovered. The number after the dot seems to be the milliseconds between the first keypress and submitting the query. So for chrome..69i57j69i60j69i61l2j69i60j0.2486j0j7 it's 2486ms It always starts with chrome..69i57 What follows seems to be a encoded list of the autocomplete results, when you type a long query this list ...


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One solution could be to use git's smudge and clean filters. This solution has some serious downsides though, which we will come to later. You'll need to write two scripts that act as filters, i.e. read from standard input and write to standard output. From the documentation: A filter driver consists of a clean command and a smudge command, either of ...


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You are getting an up to date list of blacklisted URLs that are known to contain phishing and malware. The update happens shortly after startup and once again every 30-45 minutes. Mozilla claims the following: "No information about you or the sites you visit is communicated during list updates... in the event that you encounter a reported phishing or ...


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Packets containing your MAC would not leave your router. Outgoing traffic from your router will have the router's WAN MAC address, and this will change for each hop the packet takes until it's final destination. Besides IP address, there's a wealth of information sites can get from browser, Java, and Adobe Flash APIs, such as OS version and other ...


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The short version is proxies allow you to browse the internet more anonymously (if used appropriately). The idea is that tracking who you are is much more difficult when the (known) tools to track you can't pinpoint your location or identity. tor's FAQ is a pretty decent explanation of the theory. The way you're referring to a proxy when you mention ...


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