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Will Editing HOSTS file in Ubuntu Improve my Network Security?

I have recently learnt about 2 different ways of editing the hosts file in Ubuntu for the purpose of blocking webpages and domains tracking my computer (protecting myself from tracking cookies), and I ...
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I just wiped out some Firefox preferences, how do I get them back?

I have cookies set to "only when I say so" in Firefox, and I just accidentally hit "remove all sites" from my list of exceptions. I haven't closed the window yet -- is there a way to get my exceptions ...
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From where I can backup gmail offline chrome app data for migrating to another ubuntu

I have gmail offline app installed in Chrome. It has all my mail messages and attachments sync (offline stored) to my computer. Now I want to take backup of gmail-offline app data, As to use later on ...
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Why I can't access google products like google.com and youtube.com?

First youtube started not loading videos, then almost all google products had problem. I had 12.04 and 12.10 on Asus N56VM. There was that problem. Now I have 13.04 on same machine. It still is. I ...
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How to start fresh Chromium instance?

I am testing web applications. I therefor always need a browser that does not have any cookies, saved logins, etc. Put shortly: a fresh instance. As we just work with Chromium, I wonder how to start ...
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Understanding contents of firefox cookie in Ubuntu

Recently, I moved to Ubuntu from Wdoz and working on firefox. I understand that using firefox developer toolbar, I can look into various cookies that websites put on my computer. But, I cannot figure ...
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How do I enable cookies in Opera?

In order to access some privileges as far as accessing journal articles and other resources that my university allows me I need cookies enabled. I have tried what I can to enable them like going to ...
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Why is Ubuntu.com notifying that they use cookies?

Over the past few days, I've noticed a fixed banner on the header of Ubuntu.com that states the following: Did Canonical or Ubuntu have legal or ethical issues with cookies lately? I haven't seen a ...
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Can I copy Firefox cookies and Flash cookies from Windows to use in Ubuntu ?

Can I copy Firefox cookies and Flash cookies from Windows to use in Ubuntu ?
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Remove all cookies except for app/pinned tabs

Is there a way to remove all cookies, on shutdown, of any websites not pinned? Manually adding websites to the exception list isn't straightforward since some websites saves multiple cookies from ...
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Google Chrome does not keep cookies.

There have been a number of users reporting this starting as early as google chrome 11.0.696 on Lucid Lynx. I am seeing it currently on chrome version 16.0.912.75 (Official Build 116452) on Oneiric ...