Ethics September 16, 2020

In the fight for online privacy indie hackers are leading the way

Nico Botha @nicolaas
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    Nice! I'm working on Portabella, which is end-to-end encrypted project management. Trying to be as privacy preserving as possible while maintaining all the features people have come to expect.

    Will DM you on Twitter

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    So true! I feel that the big tech corporations are too deep into the whole surveillance capitalism thing and all that data collection to care about people and their privacy so indie hackers and startups could create a solution to the problem.

    We follow a similar model that you describe with Plausible Analytics. Privacy-friendly alternative to Google Analytics. Self-funded and independent so we've chosen to grow organically rather than using paid ads and funding the adtech giants such as Facebook and Google.

    I hope to see many more privacy-first alternatives to all the other popular tools soon.

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      Plausible looks awesome! I've seen quite a few indie hackers building privacy focused products, but there is definitely a huge need for more of these kinds of products.

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        thanks Nico!

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    A database of 2.4 million people, including more than 35,000 Australians, has been leaked from the Shenzhen company Zhenhua Data which is believed to be used by China's intelligence service, the Ministry of State Security.

    This is out of control.

    IndieHackers and small startups have the flexibility to navigate the product's direction. And I think people start to care more and more about privacy too

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      Yeah, it's quite scary to think that this kind of spying can happen without anyone knowing about it!