Product Hunt Daily Digest
January 29th, 2020

Over 350 companies have your data

What does the internet know about us? 🤔

Well, over 350 companies hold sensitive personal data on any given person and about eight new companies get ahold of your data every month. Enter: Mine.

How it works: Mine lets you discover all the companies that hold your personal data in ~30 seconds. Then, in (literally) one-click you can request for the company to forget you. It’s a superrrr easy way to clean up your digital footprint from all the times you bought something online or signed up for a new digital service.

“Having been on the inside of the tech world, my co-founders and I saw how people, and even ourselves are losing trust in companies,” Mine co-founder and CEO Gal Ringel wrote on Product Hunt. “Our goal is to help you reduce unnecessary online exposure, without compromising your digital experience.” 

The company has spent the last year in stealth until the company launched last week. It’s important that the company does not process or collect the content of your emails or your personal data, even though you have to give them access to your email to use the tool.

Some early reactions from the PH community (they were mixed):

“We, at Designmodo, have received two requests from this service today. It seems to work well for registered users and subscribers.” - Adrian

“Amazed to see how many places have my info even if I didn’t use them for years.” - Gabby

“If you can send the email on behalf of the user's email, that would make it more likely for me to accept the GPDR request directly.” - Benjy

Test out Mine

In this week’s edition of Product Hunt Radio, we talked to Cat Noone, CEO and designer at Stark. In this episode we cover things like:

  • Why accessible design matters.There may be only twenty thousand people on a product using it that have only one arm but what you don’t realize is that there are more individuals that have a broken arm. There are also millions of people that are new parents for the first time and only have access to one arm. So now your 20,000 just skyrocketed to 2 million.”
  • How she uses time design to be productive. “I was someone who spent a lot of time working for a long period of time. It’s hard for me to sit here and say you can’t do that, because that’s how I got to where I am now. If I could go back in time, I would probably still work those long hours — but I’d take care of myself.”

We’ll be back next week with another special guest, so be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. 😸

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