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In August, Basecamp ended its practice of using pixel trackers in emails. Co-founder and CTO David Heinemeier Hansson shares what prompted that decision, which is part of a larger discussion about how to push back against Big Tech anti-privacy policies and the impact of individual action on big problems (it’s not as futile as you might think)!

Show Notes

Mike Davidson's blog post on Superhuman, "Superhuman is Spying on You" - 00:13

Mike Davidson's tweet about Superhuman - 00:35

"Marking the end of pixel trackers in Basecamp emails" and "Let's stop shaking people down for their email addresses" (Signal v. Noise) - 00:57

"You can heal the internet" (Signal v. Noise) - 1:18

The EU's official website about GDPR - 11:00

"California Passes Sweeping Law to Protect Online Privacy" (New York Times) - 11:08

Basecamp stopped reimbursing employees for Uber rides in 2017. DHH elaborates on that decision in our episode "Take A Stand" - 15:26

IndieBound - 16:37

DuckDuckGo - 17:45

"Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the 'future is private'" (The Verge) - 21:46

"Facebook Has Watched You Browse The Web For Years. And No, 'Clear History' Won't Really Stop It" (BuzzFeed News) - 22:15

Our episode on becoming 100% Facebook Free - 22:28

"Mister Gotcha," a four-panel cartoon by Matt Bors - 22:55

A lavina is an avalanche - 26:00

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's page about the Equifax data breach - 29:21

"Apple apologizes for listening to Siri conversations" (CNBC) - 30:30

What is Rework?

A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.