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Your website analytics are breaking the law

Your website analytics are breaking the law

On 13th January 2022, the Austrian Data Protection Authority ruled that Google Analytics is illegal.

Jack Ellis
Written by Jack Ellis
January 17, 2022 · Read post
How to DeGoogle your business in 2022

How to DeGoogle your business in 2022

Getting away from Big Tech isn’t easy. But let's look at how we can chip away at doing that with for our business (and our customers).

Paul Jarvis
Written by Paul Jarvis
January 12, 2022 · Read post
2021 Year in review

2021 Year in review

We had our best year ever, but it wasn't all smooth sailing.

Jack Ellis
Written by Jack Ellis
January 4, 2022 · Read post
The Journey to EU Isolation

The Journey to EU Isolation

The EU didn't think it was possible to comply with their new ruling, so we decided to prove them wrong and build it.

Jack Ellis
Written by Jack Ellis
November 30, 2021 · Read post
The hidden risk of out-of-office emails

The hidden risk of out-of-office emails

Why auto-responders can be bad for your privacy and the steps to avoid OOO privacy breaches.

Paul Jarvis
Written by Paul Jarvis
November 18, 2021 · Read post

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Published on November 9, 2021

Why ad-blockers are fighting the wrong war

Fathom and ad-blocker software companies should be on the same side because we’re up against the same Goliath of an enemy: Big Tech.

Paul Jarvis
Published on October 12, 2021

Is Big Tech actually a big problem?

Did we all finally learn the truth about these companies, or was it something else that tipped the scales towards concerning once-heroes to be realized as villains?

Paul Jarvis
Written by Paul Jarvis
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Published on September 29, 2021

Why we ditched DynamoDB

After being very publicly excited about DynamoDB for over a year, we’ve now completely ditched it.

Jack Ellis
Published on August 17, 2021

Making the world’s fastest analytics even faster

In this blog post, I’m going to tell you how I migrated close to one billion database rows with zero downtime, achieved a ~30% query speed increase, and took Fathom to the next level.

Jack Ellis
Published on August 16, 2021

How Kim Kardashian turned a bootstrapped business into a venture-backed company

Why Carrd turned away from their bootstrapping roots and raised millions of dollars.

Paul Jarvis
Written by Paul Jarvis
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