Superhuman email client turns off location tracking after 'spying' controversy

The CEO of Superhuman said the company didn't account for 'bad actors' when designing its email

Superhuman email client turns off location tracking after 'spying' controversy

Curated via Twitter from Engadget’s twitter account….

Other than just providing a ‘premium’ email client that comes with tons of keyboard shortcuts to make reaching Inbox Zero easier, it turned on by default a feature that put a tracking pixel in each outgoing email.

The email app Superhuman was profiled by the New York Times just a week ago as a buzzworthy startup with big names from Silicon Valley lining up to pay $30 per month for its service.

Naturally, this revelation has creeped some people out, so now Superhuman founder and CEO Rahul Vohra explains in a blog post that it’s changing the policy. 2/ I know I have come under fire for being quiet.

Pixel tracking from random people who email you is unexpected.

Pixel tracking from random people who email you is unexpected.

If you opened an email sent by a Superhuman user and viewed the images, then they got a report of when you opened it, how many times you opened it, and even where you were when you read the email.

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