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What are data brokers? Spokeo, White Pages, Intelius, Been Verified, People Finders

Who are these Data Brokers? Spokeo, White Pages, Been Verified, People Finder Data Brokers: corporations that collect large swaths of personally identifiable information (PII) and package it all together to create “profiles” with identifying tags. These tags include everything from Social Security Numbers and birthdays, to the Type of Roof on your house and “motorcycle […]

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So, what happens if Abine’s servers get hacked?

These days, the next big data breach announcement is seemingly a weekly occurrence. Often, the companies getting hacked and their associated data breaches are a result of lax security protocols, but it increasingly appears that no one is immune to the growing number of threats, sneaky hacks, and unknown vulnerabilities latent everywhere in software running […]

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Equifax Woes Continue: Work and Salary History is Public Info

In early September, Equifax announced a data breach  that had been discovered in late July, potentially exposing personally identifiable information (PII) of 143 million consumers across the U.S., U.K. and Canada [READ: Equifax and why Identity Protection needs to be destroyed and recreated] Now, as being reported by KrebsonSecurity, it’s clear that Equifax’s lack of security within […]

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Equifax and why Identity Protection needs to be destroyed and recreated

It’s not just Equifax. The entire industry is full of itself, corrupt, and hawking services with close to zero value. It’s hard to find the perfect words but the best descriptor for current identity protection is probably simple: “insurance fraud”. The problem of managing our identity online is real – we live increasingly digital lives […]

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Online, you are guilty even after being proven innocent

Innocent in the real world, yet still guilty online…

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