How to enable Local Groups on Android Phone after installation of CyanogenMod 11

After installing Cyanogen Mod on an Android phone, comes the task of importing the backed up contacts.

In stock ROM of Samsung, Sony, etc, there is option of classifying contacts into groups that remain local. You can also filter by them and import/export contacts from/to by those groups only.

However, with Cyanogen Mod, you can . . . → Read More: How to enable Local Groups on Android Phone after installation of CyanogenMod 11

Web sites track users with invisible canvas fingerprint rather than cookies or flash cookies

There are several websites world over that track users. Originally, tracking mechanisms included Cookies, Flash Cookies. Historically too, I have written about Firefox add-ons in the articles below: Firefox add-ons you should never surf without Watching you silently – Flash Cookies / LSOs

As mitigation measures were developed to counter cookies and flash cookies, old . . . → Read More: Web sites track users with invisible canvas fingerprint rather than cookies or flash cookies

How to remove linkedin android app imported contacts from linkedin site

Linkedin is a very good tool for networking. It can be used by logging into Linkedin or you can also use their mobile app for Android.

When I installed the Android app, the first thing it likes to do is to grab all my Android phone address book contact list and dump it to the . . . → Read More: How to remove linkedin android app imported contacts from linkedin site

Use Wuala to store encrypted data

http://www.wuala.com is a free cloud storage service that offers 5gb of space to users. I was looking for something good that would have cross-platform personal file sharing capability with encryption. Obviously, the encryption had to be real good and secure and under my full control. Main advantage wuala does not take your encryption keys or . . . → Read More: Use Wuala to store encrypted data

Sync Android Phone Contacts with Thunderbird on local computer without using Google Contacts

With the Android phone, I was surprised to find that any synchronization of contacts information between the phone and a PC, needs to be done via the Internet through Google contacts. Many of us would be uncomfortable providing the contact details of other people to some server on the Internet. There have been instances where . . . → Read More: Sync Android Phone Contacts with Thunderbird on local computer without using Google Contacts

DuckDuckGo.com search engine – reduce privacy concerns

If you have concerns about your privacy when using http://www.google.com, you can use http://www.duckduckgo.com or even https://www.duckduckgo.com. The main difference here is that duckduckgo.com does not track you while you search using their site.

Secure disposal of paper records

More often than not, in India, several organizations, private and public, including individuals dispose paper records without shredding them.

The scrap collector is called in to pick the whole lot as they are, without even shredding them. The scrap collector then sorts these into paper that can be used elsewhere, like that by street vendors . . . → Read More: Secure disposal of paper records

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