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Online shopping scams increase by 98% during the holidays, Americans turn to Masked Cards

After a year of pandemic-driven difficulty, for many this holiday season can’t come soon enough. However, while most might be looking forward to a relaxing break after a trying year, credit card scammers are gearing up for overtime and online shopping scams are projected to double during the 2020 holiday season. With the average victim […]

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CPRA Passes in California with 56% Approval — a major privacy overhaul

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), a major overhaul of the existing California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), passed as a ballot measure on November 3rd, winning 56% approval. While the measure received a fragmented mix of support and opposition from privacy advocates and consumer-rights organizations, Abine publicly supported the CPRA and thinks it’s passage is […]

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Abine Supports the CPRA, California’s New Privacy Bill (plus the death of Civics classes)

Abine, The Online Privacy Company, announces its support in favor of the California Privacy Rights Act (also known as “Proposition 24”) which will be put to a popular vote among Californians this upcoming November. While it may not be surprising that an online privacy company is in favor of better data privacy controls, the reason […]

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Online Privacy Leaders including Abine, Brave, DuckDuckGo, Mozilla Firefox, and more launch “GPC” (Global Privacy Control) Standard for Web Browsers

Announcing a New Standard for Online Privacy Announced today, the Global Privacy Control (“GPC”) is a new standard web browsers and websites can use, to simplify making and handling online privacy requests – particularly requests like “Do Not Sell” (do not sell my data to third parties without my consent). Such online privacy requests have […]

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The Pros, Cons and Neutral Cases for CPRA/Prop 24

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – the country’s most ambitious state-level attempt at online consumer privacy protection – went into effect this year, and quickly disappointed many privacy advocates for its limited oversight and weak enforcement mechanisms. Prop 24 – or, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) – aims to plug many of the […]

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