First, we’d like to personally say thank you for checking out our site! We are so incredibly excited to get our services launched and are so grateful to have you here with us. We have some basic information about us and our service on the About page, but we thought that this first blog post would be the perfect opportunity for us to let you know a little more about us both as well as what we envision for Unveil. So without further adieu, let’s get into it!
What is Unveil?
Is this a product? Is it a service? Are you going to get my information back from the tech giants?
Our aim at the moment is to simply raise awareness about the depth and breadth of how much information is being taken on you and what is being done with it. There is a shocking lack of regulation in this space and the large tech companies intend to keep it that way.
So what does the first release look like?
The premier feature of our first release will be a dashboard designed to show you information regarding the use of your personal information by Facebook. You might be asking yourself; Why Facebook? We believe Facebook is the best platform to start with because it has the largest user base and they have been harvesting data for the longest. Because of this, we expect that people are going to be shocked when they see their data for themselves. We’ll be showing you what companies have your information, what additional sites Facebook has followed you too, as well as other information like the profile of who Facebook thinks you are based on all of this information. We believe that the first step towards taking control of your data is knowing what is being done with it. We are really excited for everyone to get their hands on this service!
What if I don’t have a Facebook account?
Unveil is a service for everyone. That means that even people with no social media at all will be able to find value in it right from the start. We’ve mapped out countless additions and improvements that we would like to implement further down the road, but let’s talk about what you can get out of this on day 1. Funny enough, you’re already using the service right now. We want this blog to be a place that sparks fruitful conversations about how individuals have been protecting their data for years or war stories of data breaches affecting your life. We want to foster a community of people who are passionate about personal data protection and who are here to do something about it.
Right now, getting the best version of our initial services out is our main priority. We’re hoping to completely launch these offerings this Summer. Beyond that, a lot of the power to decide what happens next is in your hands. We want to hear from you. We want to know what concerns you have after seeing the data, what you would do if you were enabled to. This is a service for the people, and we can’t wait to see what you do with it. We’re committed to improving our site and expanding our offerings for years to come. We’re so glad that you’re on this journey with us!
Thanks for reading all the way through. We’ll be in contact again soon. Until then, take care.
-Will and Campbell