Press for Abine

Recent reports show that millions of Facebook users are becoming increasingly aware of and concerned about their online privacy and are actively altering their privacy settings as a result. To date, however, there hasn't been a systematic means of tracking Facebook's over 7,000-word Data Use Policy and privacy settings changes, leaving Facebook users to figure it out on their own.  Abine, Inc., the online privacy company and makers of the popular Do Not Track Plus privacy tool, is changing that today with the launch of PrivacyWatch (, a new alert system created by Abine's privacy experts to help consumers monitor and continuously improve their privacy on Facebook.

Abine, Inc., a leader in online privacy protection for consumers, announced its acquisition of the popular Google Sharing privacy service. Developed by renowned security expert and web engineer Moxie Marlinspike, GoogleSharing anonymizes users’ Google searches, preventing the search giant from gathering personal information about consumers’ search histories.

President Obama may be pushing for stronger online privacy protections, but a Boston company is already offering free software to keep the Web salesmen at bay.
Abine Inc., based in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood, recently launched a Web browser plug-in that blocks companies from mining Internet users’ data for marketing purposes.