Social Networks

Published on February 11th, 2013 | by Mark

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Stumbleupon

A search engine that finds and recommends web content to its users based on their interests and viewing history.  It allows you to discover new content, rate it and share it with other users.

Knock, Knock

StumbleUpon’s password policy is a simple one and signing up for an account is also very easy.  You can only input passwords that are between six to 16 characters long and it can contain any mix of letters, numbers, and special characters.

You also have the option to sign up using your existing Facebook account, whereby you’ll be given an automatic username and password which you can change later.

Account Safety

For now, StumbleUpon does not give its users any options related to increase the safety of their accounts.  It is not possible to set up secure browsing with https from your StumbleUpon account and two-factor authentication is not available yet.  Having a strong and unique password is currently the only thing that you can depend on to make your account safe.

Changing Your Security Settings

You can easily change the security settings related to privacy controls and connected accounts form the account settings page on StumbleUpon.

To access the account settings on StumbleUpon, just click on the arrow next to you username at the top-right corner of the page and then click on ‘Settings’ from the drop-down list.

On the Settings Page you can access the security settings through the different tabs.  On the ‘Password’ tab you can edit your password, the ‘Privacy’ tab grants you access to settings related to who can interact or communicate to you on StumbleUpon, and the ‘Connected Account’s tabs lets you review all the external accounts you have linked to StumbleUpon, what they’re sharing from your profile and also revoke access if necessary.

Your Privacy on StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon may disclose information that does not include personal data about you with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling, marketing, and other purposes relating to their services.  Personal information is not shared with advertisers.

StumbleUpon may also employ third party companies and individuals to to provide certain services on their behalf.  These third parties will have access to your personal information only to perform their tasks and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Stumble Away

Remove your StumbleUpon account is very easy.  To find this options, click on the arrow next to your username at the top-right corner of the screen and click on ‘Settings’.  On the account settings page, select the ‘Privacy’ tab and click on the link in the ‘Delete Account’ section to initiate the account deletion process.

In order to confirm your deletion request, you must input your password one more time and then click on the yellow ‘Submit for Deletion’ button.  Your account will be deleted two weeks from the day you submit your request.  Account deletion is permanent and removes all account information including your Likes, Shares, and Inbox messages.

Safety Rumbles

There have been no public confirmation of any major security breaches affecting StumbleUpon’s user accounts.

Third Party Apps And Website

StumbleUpon does not endorse other websites, services or applications and have no control over them.  The company recommends that you refer to any privacy policies found on such websites, services and applications to understand how your information may be collected and used by them.

Checking On Your Information

Unfortunately, StumbleUpon only offers some very basic tools that relate to external accounts that you have linked to your StumbleUpon account.  You can control the sharing and publishing of your information on these third party services, and revoke their access to your data if needed.

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