Privacy

Why We Removed Our Newsletter Open-Tracking Pixel

Last month at WWDC, one of Apple’s smaller announcements caught my attention. It’s called Mail privacy protection: Mail Privacy Protection helps protect your privacy by preventing email senders from learning information about your Mail activity. If you choose to turn it on, it hides your IP address so senders can’t link it to your other online activity or determine your location. And it prevents senders from seeing if you’ve opened their email. Effectively, turning this feature on blocks open-tracking pixels. These tracking pixels have long… Continue reading

7/6/21

When Privacy & PageSpeed Go Hand-in-Hand: Why NMT Only Loads One External Script

When you have a fresh start, you can rethink everything. With Notify My Team, I was excited to be able to make decisions that aligned with our vision of the future of the web. One big decision along those lines was to only load a single external script, the privacy-focused analytics platform Matomo. When I updated this blog a few years ago, I tried out the self-hosted version of Matomo and found it to be a perfectly acceptable Google Analytics alternative. When it came to… Continue reading

3/10/21

The Privacy Landscape Has Actually Changed

Over the past six months I’ve been working on something new. It’s a software project, and privacy is one of the key selling points. I’m planning on revealing more soon. We should have a beta launch in the middle of the year if all goes well. As I’ve been working on a marketing plan, I’ve been reflecting a lot on privacy and how the landscape has changed in just a few short years. When I did my blog updates in the fall – removing 3rd… Continue reading

2/7/20