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Questions tagged [privacy]

"Privacy" as used on this site is shorthand for the idea that personal data should be looked after, specifically data that is on the internet. It is also referred to as Data Privacy or Data Protection.

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Website is under maintenance - how to restrict access?

Currently, my website is under maintenance. I want to be the only person who's able to access/view the website online until I finish maintenance. How to set restrictions to others? I hate stalkers.
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Blocking Search Engines to Crawl Parts of a Website?

<div id="papers" NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW"> content -- Does this work to block search engines to crawl me? </div>
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How hard is to be the anonymous owner of a website?

I'd like to create a website with a very radical political message. It won't be unethical (encouraging violence, etc) but I feel the points I plan to list in it will definitely make me a lot of ...
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Is it possible to transfer a domain without a “gap” in Whois privacy protection?

I currently own several domains on which I am using a Whois privacy protection service to hide my personal details. In the near future, I would like to transfer some of these domains to a different ...
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Do the “Contact us” and “Privacy policy” pages affect SEO?

Just like the title says, what are the effects of having a "Contact us" and a "Privacy policy" on your site? I've read that it could build up your trust with Google, is this true? I've also read that ...
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Are there any legal implications to reading a user's privates messages on a forum?

I'm the webmaster of a forum and we are having trouble with a user and we suspect he uses privates messages to do illegal business (not illicit, but illegal according to the forum rules). Are their ...