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A Scammer’s Guide to Holiday Shopping Fraud in 2020

Guest Post by The Apocryphal Hacker (Note: For consumers looking to PROTECT themselves from scams and fraud, see Abine’s alternative guide on staying safe this holiday season). Let’s be real here, for scammers like us, COVID-19 hasn’t been so bad. In fact, you could say it’s been great. The boom in e-commerce transactions has meant […]

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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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