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If your mapping framework provides the feature, highlighting a "suburb" might be appropriate for your use case. Of course the actual size of what is considered a suburb varies widely from region to region. This screenshot shows google maps highlighting the suburb of Tanunda, South Australia.


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I would not use the map as a user interface when the address is still private information. Because, the map is used to represent precise locations at some level you will always run into the issue of privacy. The map is useful if the user gets to choose events they would like to attend based on location. So I question the usefulness of a map of events if ...


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If you think about it, clearly, and logically the default value must be "off". This can be proven if you look at the use cases of the sign in life cycle. Let me explain, by comparing the browsing behavior of two different types of users. User #A will be one who likes remember me disabled, and User #B likes to have it enabled. Let's compare what happens to ...


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If you are providing a valuable service/product there will always be people trying to "cheat" the system and get in. Providing a free trial period is an industry norm and over time users may sign up for more than one trial but that will get old fast. I would worry less about ensuring authentic users and focus more on providing that great content. If you're ...


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Have a default face to put instead of the 'blurred' person. That way you could have actual faces, thus leaving the overall visual of the image, whereas a blur or pixelation would make it more obviously edited. (source: kym-cdn.com) Note: I'm only half-serious about the solution, but if you do this you should obviously use a more neutral face like these. ...


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It should be an opt in. What happens if you log in from an Internet Cafe or your mate's laptop and forget to sign out properly? The next person who uses that machine (either a random person of the street or your mate) will be able to log into your account on that site. Now, while that might not be an issue for IMDb or Code Project, it would be a big deal ...


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If I remember correctly the reason is because the share button allows tracking of users since it's served from facebook/twitter/gplus. So without you clicking on it they already know you are on the site. A two click control gets rid of the tracking while making a inconvenience for the user. Heres a description of the issue


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This is a tough issue that I'm not sure anyone has really solved yet, but here are my thoughts for your 3 solutions. Phone number Yes this might be a bit personal or creepy but I feel like it's becoming less so since people are actually using their phones less and less. You'll want to be clear that you're not selling their phone number to a marketing ...


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Whenever your TOS change, you should show them whenever the app starts. Here's a simple mockup: The user must click on the "Proceed" button to continue using the app. This button is enabled only if the checkbox "Accept the TOS" is ticked. You might want to add another button "Exit" to allow the user to go back easily to the device's home screen.


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Another option, not sure if you've considered this: Ask the person setting up the event for a nearby public landmark (library, shopping center, etc.). Then use that location. That saves you from needing a lot of local knowledge and should handle a pretty wide variety of population densities. It also nicely handles things like rivers. Around here, for ...


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Your idea sounds like a reasonable solution. I would, however, ensure that this offset is not just randomly generated every time the map loads... With enough randomly-generated offsets, it would be possible to derive the actual center of this distribution. Additionally, if you'd like to really emphasize that it's a general area, don't display a defined ...


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Consider using federated user authentication from some social network like Facebook or Twitter. You can suggest to your user that your use of social credentials is a service to them, saving them the hassle of remembering and maintaining a different username/password set for your site. Should they change their password on the social network, your site would ...


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As with any legal contract, both sides, including the user, must agree (“assent”) to the terms and conditions offered with the online service in order to create a legally enforceable “agreement.” In addition, a user can demonstrate agreement in a variety of ways, either by words or by deeds, depending on the circumstances. Online, however, the line between ...


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It should be disabled by default. User A will be one who likes 'remember me' disabled, and User B likes to have it enabled. A logs-in far more often than B because they prefer not to be remembered. If "remember me" checkbox is enabled by default, A has to untick that box each time they log-in, and that's just a pain. The Proof We can approach this ...


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A lock is the most commonly used that I have seen, as privacy generally is about locking away or hiding information. Some usable examples are: The recent MEGA logo (copyrighted I'm sure) is a great example, but not one that you can easily use. It does however show a growing understanding of a lock representing privacy.


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Honestly, a valuable product. You are not the first one to offer trials. You would scare more potential customers off than you would save through fraud-detection processes. If your customers like what you do, they will pay for it. If they use your software on a regular basis and still create a new account each time, they can't or don't want to afford it. ...


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Right now, you should not be solving this problem. Not only is it a problem you do not have, but solving it too early may mean you will never have the problem. Lemme splain. Lemme sum up. The more you try to reduce the % of fraud, the more it costs to prevent each instance of fraud. This cost is in the time you spend directly preventing fraud, the ...


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First, I thought they try to prevent attackers from randomly guessing email addresses and checking whether they are registered or not. Imagine you know that Donald.Trump@yahoo.com is registered to, e.g., craigslist. This might be a great privacy issue in some cases. This is precisely the reason why so many websites have implemented it that way and that's ...


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Well, here are some of the common methods: Are any of those aesthetic? Well, we are dealing with Trump. So we could argue they are all improvements. But, ultimately, no. None of these types of methods are aesthetic because they are all unnatural. Humans even at a few days old have an ability to 'see' faces quite well. Any editing that would seem the least ...


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Use the postal codes and corresponding area locations. It's an already implemented obfuscation/aggregation system adjusted for population density.


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I think that there's no real solution to your problem. That might be hard to hear, but there's no way to gain any security without sacrificing your user experience. Instead, we just need to pick the "least-worst" choice. Using a phone number or credit card number for anything is grounds for an immediate bounce from most users. If you looked at a study, you ...


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You don't want anyone knowing even that someone has an account. If a malicious actor is searching for info on someone, it could be potentially damaging just knowing that someone even has an account / is a member of an organization. Each piece of info is a betrayal of a users right to privacy. To go further, let's say you have an organization or app that a ...


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Privacy. Opt-in vs opt-out. While I do usually choose to have a site remember me, there are many people who get upset or creeped out by a site that automatically knows who they are when they return. In general all privacy related activities should be opt-in because of this. In addition, the 'Remember me' box is so short and clear that users will see it and ...


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lot of the prominent social websites do have options to close or memoralize an account if a person dies. To quote this article Facebook: To report someone as deceased, Facebook requires documentation, such as a copy of the deceased's death certificate. Upon request, Facebook will "memorialise" the user's page, allowing friends and family to post ...


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No. Always allow the user to opt-in. You could prompt the user the first time the app is ran, with a message explaining why it would be a great idea for them to join, but I would default off. Automatic opt in causes the PERCEPTION of your app to be "shady" for some people. This perception has a big influence on the total UX. And what's more - this can, ...


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There are two general types of agreements with online terms and conditions. Explicit agreements are generally enforceable. These are usually in the form of checking a box that says you agree, or by clicking a button that says you agree. Implicit agreements are unenforceable and have no legal weight. These are when you have something that says "by ...


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There are two reasons for this. One, as the other answers have pointed out, is that by default the social media buttons allow those sites to track when you visit the site, so they know where you go and what you view even if you don't touch the buttons. But it's sometimes possible to disable this privacy issue without introducing two-step buttons. You can ...


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That's because like this the websites prevent Facebook tracking you if you don't click on share. Because Facebook tracks your behaviour if you're logged in to Facebook and visit a page that has the Facebook Share Button implemented. Here is why the Germany Computer Magazine c't explains does it. But that's in German. http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/2-Klicks-...


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If you are only going to show it to them, then it is fine to show it. If someone has signed up with a facebook account, they would have already agreed to allow you to see their profile pic. If you are going to make it publicly viewable, then it is not okay to do it unless you get explicit permission from them first. You could by default not show it and ...


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A Gaussian blur is definitely soft and appealing as a form of censorship. As far as straight up censorship goes, it's the least invasive and least harmful. For better alternatives to blatant censorship, take a look at some advertising banners. You can often censor people's features by providing an overlapping object/banner. An easy way to do this is stitch ...


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