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Why so little innovation in protecting consumers from data breaches?

There is no product I’m aware of in the world that protects people from data breaches and identity theft better than Abine’s solutions (www.abine.com). However, the commercial marketplace for consumer-facing data breach services (which has grown over the last decade as data breaches have exploded in size and number) is devoid of new thinking. There […]

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23andMyIdentity: How to safely and privately take a genetic test

In 2013, we published a post about how to take a genetic test from company 23andMe while keeping your personal information private. Since then, more online genetic testing companies have popped up for various purposes, from discovering ancestry information to creating custom fitness and nutrition plans and even identifying whether you and your partner are […]

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Massive Target data breach: 40 million shoppers’ cards stolen

Your personal information can be stolen any time, anywhere. And from Black Friday until earlier this week, there’s a good chance it happened to you. During the busiest shopping weeks of the year, Target experienced a huge data breach, where over 40 million Americans’ credit and debit card information was stolen. “Any of our customers that […]

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The identity theft movie: how to stop it in real life

Identity theft has become an ever-worsening issue surrounding online and in-person transactions, and the Identity Theft movie with Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, while parodying the issue, still illustrated how awful it can be when it happens to you. While many experts discuss what to look for once you’ve become a victim of identity theft, […]

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