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Web service protects shoppers’ card details (for a price)

Kelly Dilworth

The creators of the new anti-tracking service “Mask Me” couldn’t have picked a more prescient time to launch their newest venture. On July 24, the Boston-based online privacy firm Abine sent out a press release announcing the new service, which allows users to anonymously shop and surf the Web without disclosing credit card details or other personal information (such as email addresses or phone numbers). The following week, the British newspaper The Guardian disclosed fresh details about the National Security Agency’s now infamous online tracking capabilities.
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