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Tech Gives Back: Abine

Last week, we took a day out of the office to volunteer at a local K-8 school in Somerville, Massachusetts. We were one of dozens of Boston tech companies—over a thousand people—who volunteered at 29 locations in the greater Boston area for Tech Gives Back, organized by the awesome organization Technology Underwriting Greater Good (TUGG). We laid […]

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How Adobe’s 2.9 million hacked users could have beaten the data breach

Adobe was just hacked to the tune of 2.9 million customers’ data, including full names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers and their expiration dates, and other customer order information. Adobe Chief Security Officer Brad Arkin started a blog post about the incident by explaining that “Cyber attacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing […]

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ZXX: the privacy font to derail the NSA

Graphic designer Sang Mun introduced a privacy font to thwart the NSA this week, called ZXX. The font has several styles, the most promising of which is called False. False hides its true message in tiny letters scattered inside big letters. In theory, text scanners would only pick up the big letters, and thus nonsense […]

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Privacy xkcd: what’s your personality type?

People say that there’s a relevant xkcd for everything in life. The webcomic, written by Randall Munroe, has even tackled privacy: None of these privacy personality types really apply to us: we’d be more like “Optimistic Realists.” We see that privacy is under serious threat, but we think it’s a problem that technology can fix. Not […]

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Vanishing rights: stop your online privacy from disappearing

US privacy laws are awful right now. There: we said it. It’s time to do something about it. We’re in the middle of a privacy crisis. Just look at all the NSA surveillance news that came out over the summer of 2013 and it’s clear that government spying is everywhere. You have less protection in […]

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