Hello, blog readers and privacy tool users. Journalists often come to us to ask our expert opinion on privacy news, and one of the most common requests they have is whether they can talk to our customers. Hearing from real people about why privacy matters to them can take a news article from just okay to personalized and great.
We’re pretty sure that some of you out there would be willing to talk to the press about why you care about privacy, why you use Abine tools, etc., but we don’t know who you are! Because we’re a privacy company and we take your privacy very seriously, we don’t have your contact information. And if we do (for instance, if you’re a subscriber to one of our paid services like DeleteMe), we feel weird contacting you for things other than your order. Read More
Everyone’s hiring engineers (shameless plug: so are we at Abine), and I’m not one. Odds are, neither are you. Nor was I about 2 years ago when I was perusing Craigslist Boston’s legal services section for an alternative way to use my law degree. It’s pretty dejecting to spend your entire life getting straight A’s in honors classes, doing everything you’re supposed to be doing, going to good schools, getting a freaking law degree in my case, and then finding out that no one’s hiring…unless you’re an engineer. Well, I have 6 tips for you to get hired at a tech startup anyway.
Despite having a J.D. and sitting on an academic lifetime of great grades and extracurricular activities like track and field, the jobs that were supposed to be raining out of the sky just didn’t exist. I wanted to do something that mattered, something that used my skills—which I’d always thought were more than decent—and not endure a soul-crushing work/life balance in the process (I’m looking at you, first year law firm associates). And there was that small matter of the $90,000 debt I’d acquired from law school.
That’s how I ended up scrolling through Craigslist in a Barnes & Noble café in December 2010. I needed a change, and Boston seemed like it had more opportunity than the suburbs of Connecticut. I found a posting for a “legal technology type” who was passionate about online privacy rights, and it sounded perfect. I wrote the best cover letter of my life, got an interview, and got the job. It was Abine. Read More
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Ever heard of Tinder? It’s a new iPhone dating app that lets users select or skip other Tinder users, based solely on looks, with the swipe of a finger.
When you sign up for Tindr, you login through Facebook, select your sexual orientation and five Facebook profile pictures you’d like to associate with your account, and allow it to access your current location.
Then the fun begins. The app allows you to swipe through profiles of potential matches within your geographic area. If you see someone who catches your eye, you tap the green heart and hope they tap back when they reach your picture. When there’s a match, you’re given the opportunity to chat directly with the other person. If a picture pops that doesn’t interest you, you simply tap a giant red “X” and the image spirals off into the abyss.
It’s a pretty simple premise that has become wildly successful and addictive among the college crowd. Whereas online dating profiles can be stressful to write and time-consuming to wade through, Tinder makes dating simple: is someone hot or not? Read More