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Security in the Roaring 2020s

Bruce Schneier’s recent op-ed in the New York Times [“Internet Hacking is About to Get Much Worse”] argues that hacking threats have overwhelmed traditional IT security and that governments must intervene to fix market failure. His assessment of the problem is only arguably-inaccurate, but his proposed solution is almost certainly wrong.   We do need […]

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8 Steps to Secure Your Facebook Privacy Settings

Facebook’s privacy settings have recently undergone a massive change since Facebook’s privacy scandals have been in the news.  The most recent change was implemented in response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where the political consulting firm improperly used the data of roughly 87 million Facebook users while working for Donald Trump’s election campaign. Since the […]

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Are your tax records providing access to your personal information?

This article was written by Joe Sutton, Head of DeleteMe at Abine.  Each spring, we are reminded of one of the unfortunate constants in life: paying taxes. As Tax Day approaches, the relief that comes with filing taxes and the anticipation of receiving a refund is enough for most people to happily forget about their […]

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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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Protect your identity with a perfect pair: Blur and your VPN

People who are concerned about their online privacy will often use a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, to reroute their IP address and make it appear that they are browsing from somewhere else.   Blur, the only password manager that also protects your payments and privacy, is an ideal partner to a VPN service. Why? […]

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