Questions tagged [privacy]

The attribute of a system that prevents the release of data to unauthorized individuals. The ability or expectation of an individual or group to reveal information about themselves selectively or not at all.

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Is unsynced Google activity from one device sent to other devices, even if it does not appear on the other devices?

I have logged in to Chrome with my personal Google account and turned on sync. On my Android phone, I have sync off. I checked that the websites I visited from my phone didn't appear in my history on ...
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Removing linked data during registration sequence [closed]

In my HTTPS client-server application, the registration sequence begins with the server knowing personal information but ends without it. This is necessary for legal reasons. Specific requirements: ...
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Compliance 1984 [closed]

Ok, this is not so much of a question as it is a post; sharing what some of you may find absurd, indeed is is! With all the recent policy updates and the insane algorithm enforced stringent compliance ...
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How do I get my hotmail.fr address back? [closed]

I just changed my hotmail address to an outlook domain one. I removed the old address. How can I set it back to hotmail.fr if the only option showed for domain is outlook.com
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Does NW.js send “crash reports” to Google (or anyone external) by default? [migrated]

https://nwjs.readthedocs.io/en/latest/References/Manifest%20Format/ crash_report_url Once the app crashed, the crash dump file and information about the runtime environment will be sent to the crash ...
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Is there a device which encrypts messages in a physically isolated place from the part which is used for communication?

The recent NSO scandal made me think, how could I design a system which enables encrypted communication even if the devices are use are compromised. I came up with this idea: take two Raspberry Pis or ...
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Is it possible to snoop on documents/media while uploading them on a Desktop app?

Websites often enforce HTTPS to prevent snooping of sensitive input. Is there something equivalent while uploading files from local disk onto a desktop app, say the desktop version of Signal? When I ...
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How to make google chrome completely untraceable like tor browser

I am using the following extensions on google chrome for complete privacy and to avoid tracking: VPN Extension to hide actual IP WebRTC prevent extension for disabling WebRTC What other extensions ...
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How are data breach lists sourced and distributed?

I understand at an elementary level how data breaches tend to be distributed, starting with friends of the attacker/discoverer and then being distributed via forums, paste bins, etc. However I was ...
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How to run whatsapp as privately as possible?

I believe it is fairly common knowledge that there are security and privacy concerns regards WhatsApp. The EFF, Ed Snowden, and many others, have expressed concern about the apps' integrity. You don't ...
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Why do site operators block legal VPNs?

I use OpenWrt and by default all outgoing traffic is tunneled through Wireguard VPN endpoint (provider from the list of privacytools.io recommendations). Often I get an "Access Denied" or ...
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Nym Perfect Forward Secrecy

I recently heard about the Nym mixnet and am researching it and the Sphinx packet format. So far it looks promising, but there is one thing I'm unsure of. Networks like Tor use ephemeral keys to limit ...
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How to maximize anonymity in a monero payment to a VPN service?

So first, I know that VPN isn't exactly useful for anonymity. Did my homework about TOR and Tails. However, I still want to use VPN, NordVPN to be precise. I want to avoid causing a paper trail ...
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What is Trusted Credentials in mobile phones?

My phone is encrypted and i was just playing with the configuration and just found a Trusted Credentials that got me curious on what it is and specially in one called Government Root Certification ...
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Is wiping cookies, blocking trackers and not logging in sufficient to prevent profiling?

I use Firefox as my browser. My privacy settings are strict. I block All third-party cookies, and always delete all cookies when Firefox is closed. Tracking content (in all windows); Cryptominers; ...
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Does the use of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client cause additional privacy and security risks over operating system VPN?

During the pandemic I work from home on my own devices via the employer’s VPN. I am aware of the usual privacy risks this represents for me. My employer used to provide a Server Address, Account Name, ...
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How easily can ISP/mobile network operator employees read or decode traffic data?

When I sign up for a mobile subscription or internet connection with my ISP (also a mobile network operator), the company's privacy policy says that certain information is processed such as personal ...
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What can my employer see in my Instagram [duplicate]

I use my private phone at work for private stuff. I use The company’s WiFi. Now I ask myself; What can my employer see what I am doing in the Instagram app? Can he see my username? Can he see that i ...
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Remove all traces of files used in Veracrypt container… is this enough?

Suppose that I have a Veracrypt container on Windows 10. I unlock it, open and edit a Text document, open an image, watch a video. Then I close all files, unmount the container. Then I run CCleaner to ...
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Is it possible for a compressed file to contain malicious code?

I recently downloaded 2 compressed files (.zip and .rar) from a really unreliable and untrusted source while using a browser integrated VPN. My antivirus didn't notice anything but I am curious if it ...
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How can I authorize access to a resource without knowing who I've authorized?

I have a database-backed web application, with authentication via organizational single sign-on, modeling a library lending system for digital books. I'd like to allow users to check out books and see ...
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I clicked on a link that got my ip leaked [duplicate]

So i clicked on a link to play a game with someone but it turns out the link was an ip grabber i think. The hacker now knows what country i live in and the password to the game account. I don't know ...
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Can app / service provider konw when its user using (selfhost) VPN server?

Let's say I setup openVPN at home, then I go out. I connect my ios with openVPN server at home, then I download Netflix app. then I turn off location and any necessary tracking feature on ios. I ...
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How do we reconcile a requirement to keep backups, with a requirement that we be able to purge data on request? [closed]

As part of SOC 2 preparation (and just general operational best-practice) we take regular PostgreSQL backups and keep them for up to a year. One of our partners has a requirement that we be able to ...
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Can I curb Honey's grab for my data by only using it within a separate profile?

I'm interested in getting a coupon code for an online purchase and to this end Honey is nice, but when it comes to protecting my data Honey is really invasive. Can I curb Honey's hunger for my whole ...
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How to calculate the posterior belief in bayes-optimal-privacy?

The paper "L-diversity: privacy beyond k-anonymity" (DOI: 10.1109/ICDE.2006.1) introduces the concept of bayes-optimal privacy and the idea of prior and posterior belief. A formula for ...
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Definition of what is log data in context of VPN

Does it make any sense that a VPN provider (in this case VyprVPN, but this does not matter I am asking how to understand privacy claims in general, and what is considered as "log" data) ...
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Any reason why SHA-3 isn't yet present in GnuPG?

I was curious about setting SHA-3 as the preferred hashing algorithm for GPG but that looks like it is not yet supported and the documentation states this: SHA-3: SHA-3 is a completely new hash ...
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What uniquely identifies my device to my ISP?

Something like the Hong Kong protests for example. If a protestor wanted to use his personal computer on a network that is monitored, how can he change its properties enough so that it is not traced ...
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Is Tor Private/Secure?

I have had Tor for a bit, I do not use it that often. But I am wondering if anyone knows if it is secure. How safe are onion connections?
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Is Brave private?

I have been using Brave for a long time now. Lately, I realized it uses Chromium. I really dislike using Google because of my data privacy. So I am starting to wonder if Brave does the same thing.
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How is it possible for boss to know I am finding a job?

Today, when my boss talking with me, he suddenly said: No you don't need to worry about it, everyday you have 3 or 4 messages with agent in Linkedin right? I am very very surprised, because : I work ...
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Can a compromized browser know your ISP's IP even if using a VPN?

Let's say you use a reliable VPN like ProtonVPN to browse the Internet. In theory, can a compromized browser betray you? Does it has access to your ISP's IP? As a bigger picture, if you want to upload ...
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Can my school website see my other tabs and/or applications on my desktop?

When I am at home taking an online exam through my school website (they use Blackbaud which allows teachers to set up assessments through a website), on my personal laptop, can that school website see ...
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Send a Picture of my ID and a selfie of me holding it to a Questionable Website

Some website asked for the verification of my identity to make a purchase of online goods. I didn't think twice and send them a picture of both sides of my country's ID (not USA) and a selfie holding ...
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In which case would one use the Modrian algorithm for (minimal) k-anonymization over SQL?

The Modrian algorithm has no knowledge of the inherent hierarchies and structures of data. By using manual SQL one could do the following mapping: Berlin, Hamburg, Munich -> Germany London, ...
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Company VPN (tunnelblick), https, root CA and privacy

My company provided me with a MacBook for work. I was the one that took the laptop out of the sealed box and I was the one to set it up. I only had to install the tunnelblick VPN client and use the ...
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I clicked on a phishing site [duplicate]

I accidentally clicked on a phishing link when I was going to a manga website that I usually go to but accidentally clicked on a website that was pretending to be the actual site, and I immediately ...
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How to donate a computer without jeopardizing personal information?

I have an old computer that is no longer working and I want to donate it or perhaps throw it in the trash. However, I don't want people to potentially get my banking account data, usernames/passwords ...
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Is it safe to share .git folder of a public repo?

Say I cloned a repo, then maybe worked on it a bit. Then I reverted/pushed all changes, so my friend has all the repo files. Is it safe for me to send him the .git folder? Is there any private ...
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Google Chrome, the best bet for online privacy? [closed]

You may think I'm crazy, that's why I'm here to ask. I read this page which went over the privacy and security of many if not all browsers. From his reporting, and my own logic, that the government ...
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Signal messaging app / How does sync on connected devices work?

I would like to know how paired devices get synced together in Signal messaging app. So this is what they say on their website Signal messages, pictures, files, and other contents are stored locally ...
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Work computer hard wired to home modem [duplicate]

I took my office desktop computer home and plugged it into the router. I work for a private company and one of the owners went to school for computer programing/information security/etc). Can they see ...
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Can my school see my browsing history while on campus? [duplicate]

I'm a bit paranoid right now about what my school can and can't see on my device. My school has a BYOD policy which means that I bring my own device to work. I am logged in using my personal account ...
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Thunderbird uses AWS: Secure?

In their Privacy Note, Mozilla writes the following: Amazon Web Services: Thunderbird uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host its servers and as a content delivery network. Your device’s IP address is ...
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Is GPON uniquely vulnerable to eavesdropping exploits from neighbors on same network? If so, why?

Background A fellow in my social circle is involved with a cybersecurity company that secured a patent. I want to learn more. Simple Explanation US Patent Office Listing Patent analysis is a very ...
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On python installation, does the setup write any private information on any of the files from the installation folder?

I'm trying to develop some tools to share with people made with a custom python installation. I've copied the python installation folder into a .zip with the purpose to share with friends and others ...
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Unathorized Access to Google Drive

My Google Account was hacked granting unauthorized access to YouTube and Google Drive. The third party immediately started posting inappropriate content on YT which prompted an email from Google after ...
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VPN data encryption from VPN server to destination

When we connect to a VPN server, all data that we send and receive are in encrypted form. But when data is sent from the VPN server to the destination, is the data encrypted? If not then any hacker ...
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Island / Parallel Space and similar apps on Android - can they see my data?

I want to use Signal and Whatsapp with two phone numbers. Too sad both don't support multiple (not just one or two) accounts. Island and Parallel Space and similar apps make this possible. I'm just ...

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