Es steht nun fest! Nach 5 intensiven Wochen im NEXT Stuttgart Pre-Accelerator Programm, geht es für das Team von MAPT im September als einziges deutsches Team nach New York zum „First Look Forum“! Herzlichen Glückwunsch für diese tolle Auszeichnung! NEXT First Look Forum ist nicht nur ein Zusammentreffen der 12 Gewinner aus den weltweit stattfindenden NEXT Programmen, sondern auch eine einmalige Gelegenheit, auf führende Accelerator und Investoren zu treffen. Das haben sich Oliver und Alex von MAPT bei ihrer Anmeldung zum Programm in Stuttgart im März diesen Jahres wohl nicht träumen lassen.MAPTLogo

Doch: Was ist passiert?

Basierend auf Steve Blanks Handbuch „The Startup Owner’s Manual“ wurden die Teams im Frühjahr an die Themen Customer Development – Minimum Viable Product – Metrics – Business Model Canvas – Product Market Fit und Fundability herangeführt. Begleitet und unterstützt von den Mentoren Anastasia Podolean, Barbara Hoisl, Alexander Buddrick, Johannes Ellenberg, Dan Toma und Michael Heimrich, die nicht nur Hausaufgaben und Feedback gaben, sondern auch ihre rare Freizeit! Als Gäste während den einzelnen Sessions begrüßten wir zudem Clemens Walter, der seine Lean Startup-Story mit mycouchbox.de teilte, Dr. Felix Buchmann von SGT Rechtsanwälte, der den Denkanstoß gab, sich mit rechtlichen Themen möglichst vor der Gründung auseinanderzusetzen und Dr. Nils Högsdal von der Hochschule der Medien.

Spannung beim Stuttgarter Finale

Nach den intensiven fünf Wochen stand der 1. Mai bevor und so wurde zum öffentlichen „Pitch in den Mai“ einzuladen. Wieder profitierten wir von dem Wissen erfahrener Gründer, diesmal von einem unserer Gastgeber, Jens Schmelze (Mitgründer der simpleshow, dem Zuhause von NEXT Stuttgart über die Zeit) und von Dozeo-Gründer Mark Egert, die beide von ihren Erfahrungen erzählten. Wie der Name schon sagt konnten die NEXT Startups nun zeigen, was sie für sich gelernt hatten und vor einer Jury und Publikum „pitchen“. Die Startups Jiffy.tv, Stepsetter und MAPT konnten die Jury (bestehend aus Dr. Winfried Richter, Adrian Thoma, Clemens Walter & Klaus Haasis)  überzeugen und wurden für das First Look Forum nominiert. Nach einigen Online-Mentoring-Sessions von Übersee wurde schließlich MAPT nach New York eingeladen!

Fazit und Ausblick

Alles in allem ein sehr gelungener Abend und ein schöner Abschluss einer lehrreichen Zeit! NEXT Stuttgart wünscht den teilnehmenden Teams Stepsetter, Virtual Fitting Room, Ambplify, illogic, Dienstleistung-Sofort, jiffi.tv, MAPT sowie Ersin, Falk und Monish weiterhin viel Erfolg und alles Gute. Herzlichen Dank auch an alle Unterstützer.

Wir freuen uns auf die nächste Runde im Frühjahr 2015! Updates hierzu findet ihr auf der Facebook-Fanpage von Startup NEXT Stuttgart.

 

– Das Orga-Team –
Benjamin Bestmann, Nina Bertulli & Daniel Bartel

Cologne, July 18, 2014 – True pirates have been already waiting, now it is official: The European Pirate Summit is back – and it is grander than ever. From September 1st until 5th, 2014 Cologne will be the epicentre of pirate madness! ARRRR!

Pirate Week is on!!! Including the key events World Bitcoin Forum, Pirate Camp, Exec I/O ‘Mobile’ and of course the Pirate Summit itself, founders Till Ohrmann and Manuel Koelman expect more than 1500 pirates to join these and several satellite events.

It is going to be big, colourful and crazy, so much is clear. Still, in its fourth year the Pirate Summit will be as authentic as always and celebrates entrepreneurship in its own special way. “At the Pirate Summit it is all about meeting like-minded people – people who create, are active and strive for innovation,” states Ohrmann. Top-notch speakers such as Michael Bültmann, CEO of Nokia Germany, Klaas Kersting (flaregames), Jeremy Abbett from Google, Robin Wauters (tech.eu), Sitar Teli (Connect Ventures) and Florian Meissner (EyeEm) already confirmed their attendance. Most of Europe’s VC funds will also be present – currently 40 funds, from accelerators to micro and later stage VCs, attested to come.

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“There is so much more to expect,” Ohrmann gives away. “We are currently talking to a lot of crazy cool people to further extend the program. Also there is a big run for our ‘Walk-the-Plank’ pitch competition. Great startups, great ideas!” Founders who are interested in pitching at the on September 3rd are encouraged to apply here until July 31st. Tickets for all four key events are still available. Applications can be submitted online at www.piratesummit.com.

The Stuttgart Community gets 10% discount on the tickets with the code ‚StartupS‘. ARRRR!

About The European Pirate Summit
Founded by Till Ohrmann and Manuel Koelman in 2011, the European Pirate Summit represents true grassroot entrepreneurship and brings together upcoming founders, high-profile investors and entrepreneurial rockstars at old scrapyard Odonien in Cologne annually. The Pirate Summit is all about top-class networking and having fun while listening to inspiring talks and panels. This year Pirate Summit is part of a whole Pirate Week that welcomes more than 1500 pirates. For more information visit www.piratesummit.com.

This is a slightly adapted post from the original blog post on Startup Weekend Europe.

One week ago, this year’s UP Summit in Las Vegas came to an end after three intense days of connecting, discussing, experiencing and, of course, partying. One week after and I still feel the void of not being amidst the best community I could ever imagine, with the best and most ambitious people. It was my first summit and the experience blew my mind! I met a ton of new and old friends and was constantly talking, laughing and giving high-fives. It’s hard for me to even put this whole experience into words.

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More than 500 community leaders from all over the world came together in Downtown Las Vegas to celebrate their accomplishments. Everyone works in his or her local community to promote entrepreneurship – through Startup Weekend, Startup NEXT, Startup Digest and very recently Startup Week. The latter was initiated by Andrew Hyde, the founder of Startup Weekend. Big news were revealed as the program will be integrated into the UP portfolio and Hyde himself returns to the organization and movement he once helped to initiate.

Startup Weekend and all the other programs are the origin of so many wonderful stories, often life changing! At the summit, I had the chance to connect to so many different people with so many different backgrounds but still with one mission: to change the world through entrepreneurial education! As Steve Case said aptly during the event: „If you want to go quickly, go alone – if you want to go far, go together.“ I know that this is only the beginning of a long and meaningful journey for us all.

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During the summit, I also attended some very valuable learning sessions to exchange ideas and experiences with other organizers and facilitators. Especially the stories from troubled regions, e.g. Syria and Palestine, touched me and I’m convinced that these regions face a better future by having committed people on the ground who organize events to bring like-minded, entrepreneurial people together even if the environment is not ideal (war, natural catastrophes, …).

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Other than that we had of course a few parties and went on a couple of awesome fun experiences. Groups had e.g. the chance to visit the Hoover Dam, go horseback riding or learn to dance like in Bollywood. I went on the Red Rock Mountains hike and was amazed by the natural beauty of this area. Even if Las Vegas is located in the middle of a desert, the nature is mind-blowing, especially with the Grand Canyon only a half-day drive away.

This summit was and is a very special event for me. I always felt I was different – thank you Startup Weekend and the UP community for connecting me to the crazy ones! Startup Weekend Stuttgart ftw!

Guest post by Simon Jessen
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Are entrepreneurs from Stuttgart, Germany, culturally wise different from their counterpart in Portland, Oregon or are they much the same? I asked that question in my MA-Thesis (‚Silicon Forest vs. Neckar Valley – A cultural comparison of entrepreneurs in Stuttgart and Portland‘), conducting a cross-cultural comparative study with the goal to contribute to the discussion whether entrepreneurs with different cultural background are alike or rather different. In the past there has been an ongoing debate between two different groups of academics circling around the question of whether entrepreneurship is largely universal and generic or if it is to a large extent influenced and shaped by cultural divergence. The first group states that entrepreneurs from one country are more similar to their entrepreneurial colleagues than to their immediate neighbors from their own country and that entrepreneurs hold a similar set of beliefs regardless of place and culture. The opposing academic group argues that national differences in terms of culture have a great impact on the level and type of entrepreneurship. The studies conducted to answer that questions mostly chose a quantitative research design, directly asking the entrepreneurs via questionnaires.

I chose an indirect qualitative approach, interviewing four members of the supporting startup communities from both regions. This had three advantages: The first one was that the perspective of an expert extended the range of information. The second advantage was that the participants could provide an insight that reflected a more general picture instead of a few personal views. The third advantage of this approach was that it reduced the tendency of giving socially desirable answers, as they were not talking about themselves, but rather providing a third person perspective. So I reached out to venture capitalist, business accelerators and incubators in order to interview them and to get an idea how they perceive the entrepreneurs they are working with.

While analyzing and coding the interviews, I created six categories to structure the findings and make them easier to compare: Planning approach, view on risk, view on future, social context of entrepreneurs, motivation to start a company and judging success and failure. In which categories are the entrepreneurs from Stuttgart and Portland alike, where are differences noticeable?

The planning approach in both regions seems to be very much alike: The experts from Stuttgart and Portland reported that the entrepreneurs, they are working with, take a rather short-term, low detailed and flexible approach. Long-term goals are more seen as motivators and work as a vision that can help as a navigator.

The “View on risk”, which I divided into the sub-categories “View on competition” and the “Willingness to take risk”, paints a different picture as small variances between the regions were found. Although the interview partners generally described the entrepreneurs equipped with a high level of self-confidence and with a tendency to view competition as a motivation, the Stuttgart interviewees also mentioned a feeling of insecurity and intimidation. When it comes to willingness to take risk, the clear distinction were not be made between the two regions but more so between industries: In the software industry the willingness to take risk is enormous, whereas in the high-tech industry entrepreneurs are a lot more careful.

The analysis of the answers concerning the “View on future” revealed similar tendencies in both regions. The entrepreneurs were described as generally very optimistic, positive and self-confident, even to the point where it might do damage to the success of the startup. A difference was noticeable in the reaction towards change: The entrepreneurs from Portland seem to enjoy the constant need to change and adapt, whereas the entrepreneur from Stuttgart has a reluctant approach to it and views change as something inevitable.

The next category is the social context of the entrepreneurs. One difference noticeable was the kind of network the entrepreneurs from both regions appear to engage in. The answers from Stuttgart were unfortunately inconsistent, whereas the Portland respondents reported preponderantly large and closely-knit networks. What they did have in common was the willingness to work with each other. A high level of enthusiasm for general collaboration was stressed several times across the interviews.

I asked the participants why they think entrepreneurs from their region start their own company and the answers revealed similar motivations. They reported that the desire to achieve something on their own and to act independently was important to the entrepreneurs from both regions.

The last category looked at the explanations entrepreneurs from both regions might find for their success or failure according to the interviewed experts. In explaining reasons for failure, differences were found. The Stuttgart experts reported explanations, such as the incapacity to find the right customers or insolvable conflicts within the team. The Portland interviewees on the other hand reported that entrepreneurs would list the lack of capital or other external factors as reasons for their failure. They describe the typical entrepreneur from Portland in general as not particularly self-critical, whereas the entrepreneurs from Stuttgart have the tendency to be too hard on themselves.
Fortunately there are also the success stories and so I also wanted to know what the entrepreneurs might answer to the question why they were successful. Here, the experts from both regions agreed that most entrepreneurs would list external reasons such as the group effort and the supportive network as likely answers for their success story.

Overall, the interviewees from Stuttgart and Portland similarly described the entrepreneurs from their respective regions. For the most part they portray the entrepreneurs as being self-confident, optimistic and eager to support and work with other entrepreneurs. One explanation for that result could be that the two countries studied have a rather high level of cultural commonness and the degree of similarity found, could be explained by the high amount of shared values. A second explanation could lie in the comparable challenges regardless of the surrounding or the cultural influence. In order to start a company, entrepreneurs require foresight and energy, passion and perseverance, initiative and drive no matter the environment.

What are the practical implications of the results of cultural comparison studies like mine? Policy makers, universities and business leaders play an important role when it comes to promoting entrepreneurial activity. Their support is usually offered in forms of incentive programs, scholarships and campaigns. Policy makers are very much interested in the different strategies to foster entrepreneurship, as it is seen as an important factor that increases the number of innovations and economic growth in an economy. The problem is that strategies are often blindly copied from countries with a high level of entrepreneurial activity whereas a development of “context-appropriate policies” would be more suitable. The assumption that an incentive that works well for one group of entrepreneurs and that the same incentive will motivate a different group of entrepreneurs is therefore questionable.

The results of my thesis show that in many aspects such as the planning approach, the view on competition or the degree of self- confidence, the entrepreneurs from the two regions, Stuttgart and Portland, are similar. Besides these similarities, there are differences such as for example the assessment for the reasons for failure. In conclusion, my thesis argues that between the two cases a high level of homogeneity can be found and that clear differences are visible only in a few aspects. In future research, a sharper contrast in cultures could help to clarify whether entrepreneurial attributes are universal or differ systematically across cultures.

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About the author

Simon Jessen recently graduated from his studies of General Management at the University of Tübingen, writing his thesis about ‚Silicon Forest vs. Neckar Valley – A cultural comparison of entrepreneurs in Stuttgart and Portland‘. Simon is now diving into the startup world by pursuing several projects.
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Image source: Daniel Hoherd with Creative Commons License CC BY-NC 2.0

This week, we spoke with John B. Stewart about his entrepreneurial journey – from being a student from the US spending his foreign semester in Stuttgart to starting his company F(ph)resh in Germany.
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John, as an American, you came to spend a foreign semester in Stuttgart, finished your studies here and then decided to stay and start your own company in 2012. What was your motivation to start your business in Germany and not in the US, the poster child for building a startup?
Germany is all about quality. If something is built here it must be a standard German quality. Seemed like a good place to start. Having grown up in America, as any person does in a foreign country they notice differences. In terms of entrepreneurship I considered that a good thing. So I decided to stay and see if I could find some interesting gaps.

What were the challenges and obstacles while founding your startup F(ph)resh in Stuttgart?
I quickly realized that not only was the language a barrier but learning the cultural tendencies as well. Though I may consider Germany a small country compared to the USA, it is very large regarding culture and differences. Stuttgart is different from Berlin and Berlin is different from Munich. The sooner this is learned the better. Additionally, though it becomes better now, finding startup information was very difficult to find in this city.

Looking back on two years of doing business in Germany, what would you do differently? And what would you like to see being simplified for founders in this country?
The first thing that I do differently is listening. To my customers, partners, and anyone willing to listen to the F(ph)resh story. When we start a business, we are very close to the idea. It is very difficult to take critiques from others with an open mind. In order to create something of value I realized I needed to listen more. The helping other and the customers who like our products are the reason I and Severin do F(ph)resh. So shouldn’t we listen to their needs?
The process of starting and more importanty testing of ideas needs to simplified. Currently, it is very difficult to even test and idea without much monetary and time investment. I think this stalls true innovation.

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Since a few months, you have Severin Bandera as your business partner on board at F(pH)resh. How did your entrepreneurial routine and focus change since then?
Severin is a very smart guy. The fact that someone of his quality believed in F(ph)resh enough to join was an amazing asset. Basically together we create the vision. It’s my job to be a dreamer and it’s his job to make sure we stay grounded. Somewhere in that middle is the perfect combination. We work on finding the middle every day when coming to the office.

You released the second edition of your F(ph)resh) watches recently. Could you tell us a bit more about it and the process which led to it?
With every product F(ph)resh releases the goal is to get better. We have listened to our customers since the inception of the brand. Through this process we came to the discussion to begin producing in Germany. The design and quality is at their highest level yet and it is a more sustainable process. The watch bands are done from different types of fabrics. We source from over produced materials that are normally wasted from other brands. Many of them local. The manufacture of the watch face is in Pforzheim. My F(ph)resh journey began there so we thought it would be a good place to start new. Since we give time, the campaign site is www.GiveTime.To. Stays true to our overall mission.

What are your plans for the future? Where do you see F(ph)resh in five years?
F(ph)resh has always been here to produce great feeling through design and great projects. On the wall in our office stand the words “Create a more educated world.” This is the corner stone of our philosophy. So in five years imagine have a Nike or Addidas that every sale is directly connected to a social change. Big goal but even if we are one tenth of that size, we will be creating a lot of world change.

Thanks a lot for these great insights, John! All the best for the future to you and Severin!

Getting in the Zone: Der German Silicon Valley Accelerator (GSVA) bringt Tech-Startups aus Deutschland für ein 3-monatiges Mentoring-Programm in die Brutstätte der Innovationen – ins Silicon Valley!

Bis zum 15. März 2014 können Gründer, die mit ihrem Business die Herausforderung auf dem größten Wachstumsmarkt suchen, sich noch bewerben und im zweiten Halbjahr 2014 den Schritt ins Silicon Valley wagen!

Die qualifizierten Unternehmen erhalten Zugang zu umfassenden Mentoring- und Coachingeinheiten durch ein Team von Serial Entrepreneurs, Experten und Kapitalgebern vor Ort. Die Arbeitsplätze werden sowohl in Palo Alto (University Avenue) als auch direkt in San Francisco (Runway, Twitter-HQ) vergeben, um sich auch mit Gründern vor Ort austauschen und vernetzen zu können. Mit der Teilnahme gehen keine Beteiligungen an den jeweiligen Unternehmen einher.

Ausführliche Informationen mit den Zugangsvoraussetzungen und der Möglichkeit zur Online-Bewerbung finden Sie unter www.germanaccelerator.com. Unter dem folgenden Link können Sie sich ein Bild der 12 Teams der vergangenen Auswahlrunde verschaffen, die aus einer Vielzahl von Bewerbern ausgewählt wurden: http://vimeo.com/85276664
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Bildquelle: German Silicon Valley Accelerator

This week, Antonio Scribano from Fattelo! gives us some highly interesting insights into his experiences as Italian founder in Germany.

Who are you and what are you doing?

My name is Antonio Scribano and I am a 29 year old Italian designer interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. I am one of the co-founders at Fattelo! (the Italian translation for do-it-yourself) an Italian design company which has been crowdfunded in the end of 2012. As our first product, we developed a cardboard led lamp called 01Lamp which you can buy via our channels (retail stores and our website) or you can do-it-yourself at home from a regular pizza box, downloading the instructions from our website at the symbolic cost of one tweet or one like.

The idea is to create every product starting from the same principle (buy-it or do-it-yourself), encouraging a return to a hands-on attitude and discovering again the capacity of every human to think, interact, and create.

Why did you move from Italy to Germany?

It was by chance: I wanted to learn more about how to run and structure a company to scale it. It was really difficult to learn this in Italy due to the really slow entrepreneurial environment and the low amount of fundings available. For this reasons, I decided to apply for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme, which allows new or aspiring entrepreneurs to spend from 3 to 6 months in a company within the EU to learn how to manage a startup.
I’ve made a research for companies all over Europe which had the following characteristics: (1) a startup working in the field of online collaboration or community-based design and (2) which already passed an Angel Investing 1st round and (3) in countries with a very active startup environment.

The result was an internship with Conceptboard, a German company developing a visual online collaboration tool.

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Why did you choose Stuttgart and not e.g. Berlin, the German startup capital?

I had several interviews with various companies in different cities and countries. I was not looking for a specific city, instead I was looking for a great working environment with experienced colleagues, to be able to learn as much as possible about how to develop a startup.

After 2 interviews with the guys at Conceptboard, I was completely sure it was the right company and the right team, so I had no doubt about moving to Stuttgart. Furthermore, I was really excited to discover a city which was totally unknown to me (not to mention an entirely new country).

What was the most difficult part for you when you first arrived in Stuttgart?

I had several international experiences in the EU and outside the EU, so it was really easy to acclimatize in Stuttgart. Even if I don’t speak German yet, most of the people in Stuttgart speak English, so it was really easy to interact with others.

Furthermore, I found a really cheap room to rent close to the office, together with a great German flatmate and her dog. I was probably really lucky (or I was experienced enough to make everything easy).

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Did you meet people who helped you with German bureaucracy and integrating in Stuttgart? Who was it?

I already had a friend from my own city (Ragusa) who hosted me for the first two weeks. The rest was eased by my colleagues, who clued me in to everything I needed to know about the city and introduced me to more and more people, including Startup Stuttgart’s team.

Also, Conceptboard’s office is located in the Startup tower in the city centre: you can just visit the kitchen at breakfast time and you’ll meet a lot of young entrepreneurs working on great projects and desirous of sharing their point of view on innovative ideas and on their experiences.

If you could, what would you simplify for foreign entrepreneurs who are moving to Germany?

For the moment I can’t really answer this question. I assume that understanding all the German regulations to run companies would take a huge effort for foreign entrepreneurs. So, on one hand it would be great to have an overview of all the aspects involved in running a startup in Germany. On the other hand, it would also be really useful to get in touch with people or organizations who could help entrepreneurs in orienting themselves among all the regulations and opportunities.

I am sure Startup Stuttgart will have a great part in this.

What are your plans for the future? Will you stay in Germany?

Thanks to the positive impressions I had during this experience, I have decided to remain here and start looking for investors to transform Fattelo! into my full time job and start scaling our business.

I hope there will also be the possibility to collaborate with other startups and give back my contribution to the German’s entrepreneurial environment.

And, for sure, now it is time to finally learn German :)

Thanks a lot for this great and insightful interview, Antonio. All the best to you!

As everyone else, I got engaged in the recent hype around unroll.me, the tool which promises to unclutter your e-mail subscriptions and newsletters by doing a daily rollup of mails marked as such after scanning your inbox. Alternatively, you can go to the Unroll.me folder in your mail account, e.g. Gmail, and look into all mails which are rolled up. The design is neat, the setup and application very fast and easy.

Unroll.me is already running since 2012 but got a broader coverage during the last few weeks as the rebranding and redesign of the website and tool including a mobile integration apparently bore fruit. Behind unroll.me is a team of developers from New York City. Their website lacks sound information about their backgrounds thought. Several startup blogs and tech platforms already reviewed unroll.me, including Techcrunch, Lifehacker, PCWorld and ZDNet.

Yesterday, I had a short discussion with Johannes, my co-founder, about the tool and he pointed out to me the scale of data mining unroll.me is running and the implications for privacy and data security. As he wanted to know how these unroll mails look like, I forwarded one to him. And then – boom! He could access my whole unroll.me account by just clicking on the rollup mail I forwarded to him!!! No need to log in anywhere, he just could access my subscriptions, doing whatever he wanted to with my data (see the screenshots below for a detailed process breakdown)! THIS. IS. A. TREMENDOUS. SECURITY. HOLE!

Step 1: Rollup mail received.

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Step 2: Rollup mail forwarded to a completely different account (I just a web.de account for testing) and browser (I was logged out from my GoogleMail and unroll.me account for this test).

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Step 3: Click on one of the previewed and rolled up mails. A new tap with the rolled up mail is opened, including access to the whole account!

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Step 4: Access the foreign account with all … rights as normally only the account owner has.

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Step 5: Access the ‘Edit your subscriptions’ section and do whatever you want with data which is not your own!!!

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I know, of course you shouldn’t (or wouldn’t) forward such mails normally to anybody. But this coincidence showed this serious security hole which left me baffled!

On a technical level, I only have a shallow knowledge about all the possible data mining and data intelligence processes running in the backend of unroll.me but this complete lack of privacy and security frightens me terribly! I don’t even want to think about what they do with the data collected of the hundreds of thousands users they have. All the hackers are probably rolling their eyes (and understandably!) because of my naiveté to install this tool without thinking about the consequences. I just followed the mass; as probably a lot other people did who weren’t aware (or knowingly didn’t care?) about the consequences.

Apparently, the pain to receive so many unwanted e-mails (you initially subscribed to though) is much bigger than people’s concern for their privacy. My burning question now is: Why has nobody written about the tremendous security failures of unroll.me, especially after the recent NSA revelations??? Neither in the reviews on Techcrunch, Lifehacker, PCWorld or ZDNet, any concern about security was mentioned. Not a single one! Nobody seems to care.

We (including me!) need all be so much more aware of what all these tools do to our private data (well, not so private anyway if you already use Gmail…)! If you haven’t used unroll.me yet, keep your fingers away! If you have, delete it as I just did. Swallow down the feeling of stupidity and be a lot more conscious about your future choices on the web! The WWW created so many great opportunities for humanity, but with it came a lot of downsides as well.

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Update: Session-tokens might be guessable, the one-click login urls include the user reference ID plus the date of the rollup mail.