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The Skiff Privacy Fiasco, or How not to Shutdown Your Startup

On February 9th, 2024 Skiff Privacy discontinued its services. In this blog post, I want to do an informal case study of how Skiff shut down its operation and what they could have done better.
Abdullah AttaFebruary 11, 2024

Why Notesnook Requires an Email Address

Email is a necessary part of our digital lives & learning to share it safely is essential for our online privacy. Learn why Notesnook continues to require an email address during sign up instead of a more anonymous approach.
Abdullah AttaJuly 30, 2022

Privacy on WhatsApp: Are We Ready for a World Without Privacy of Data?

We are unknowingly beckoning the devil: a world where our every word will be watched and sold. The changes to Whatsapp privacy policy are a clear indication.
Abdullah AttaJuly 26, 2021

It's time to leave Bitwarden

Bitwarden recently raised a $100M seed fund. What does this mean for you as a user? Is Bitwarden going to become another example of what happens when innocent looking startups get seed funded?
Abdullah AttaSeptember 06, 2022

Is DuckDuckGo Search & Browser Really Private?

I don't trust Microsoft and consequentially I can't trust DuckDuckGo. Microsoft holds all the cards when it comes to DuckDuckGo which is a ticking bomb. In short, can DuckDuckGo exist without Bing? No.
Abdullah AttaMay 27, 2022