Using ProtonMail with Blur

proton-mailIn 2013, three researchers came up with the idea for ProtonMail due to their combined interest in protecting civil liberties online. Today, their company goal is to build an internet that respects privacy and is secure against cyberattacks. At Abine, we love ProtonMail, and we think you should too, so we created this blog post. Read More

It’s Tax Season: Do You Have Your Online Privacy Protection In Place?

taxesIt’s tax season, and every year, the IRS warns consumers of IRS tax scams that end up costing the American consumer millions of dollars. In 2016, identity theft was at an all-time high, and it’s clear that criminals aren’t backing down anytime soon.

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WikiLeaks vs. the C.I.A.

wikileaks vs cia

Last week, in one of the most controversial stories in recent history, WikiLeaks released a trove of documents that details the tools that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) uses for hacking into personal computers, web servers, smartphones and even televisions.

WikiLeaks, the website that has become notorious for its publishing of secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous sources, is in the news once again with its most recent data dump. Read More

Abine, Adam Tanner and Big Data: Who knows your medical history?


Many of us have friends or family with serious medical conditions—or cope with our own medical conditions—be it mental health, cancer, or other conditions.  What many of these people who visit doctors may or may not know, is that data about their medical records and conditions is being bought and sold to data brokers like IMS Health (among others) for a profit.  Read More

Everyone’s personal private Data is for Sale in China – and at cheap prices

chinese-flagIn most of Western society, breaching personal privacy in the name of national security isn’t necessarily “an okay thing to do”, however, our counterparts to the East in China have a much different perspective.

Whether a Chinese citizen or simply living in China as a non-native, it is generally a safe assumption that the Chinese government is constantly watching— and basically knows everything about you both, online or off. Read More