TMBA380: Who Is Tracking You?

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Dan and Ian have talked many times on this podcast about how the best ideas often come from ‘scratching your own itch’, or finding solutions for problems that you are experiencing.

Lately, Dan has had a very specific itch. Email tracking software has really been getting on Dan’s nerves. So much so that he even wrote a recent blog post about how much it’s upsetting him.

Enter Sonny Tulyaganov. Sonny was feeling some of the very same frustrations with email tracking software that Dan has been experiencing. But Sonny decided to do something about it. He developed a browser plugin called Ugly Email, which allows you to see who is tracking your email.

On this week’s show, you’ll hear the history of how Sonny developed this plugin, and startling revelations about just how much of the information in your inbox is at risk.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • How Sonny first found out about email tracking software. (4:56)
  • How much access a browser plugin could theoretically have to someone’s information. (7:55)
  • Whether Ugly Email has changed the way that people use email. (14:10)
  • Why Sonny has turned down many offers from potential partners and investors. (18:23)
  • What he believes the future looks like for his plugin. (22:45)

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