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Ugly Email: See which emails are being tracked before you ever open them

Ugly Email has launched as a Google Chrome extension that shows you which emails are being tracked so you can better protect yourself.

Privacy concerns are at red level these days

Since the advent of Edward Snowden’s revelations pertaining to the National Security Agencies PRISM program, web security has increasingly grown to be a huge part of the public consciousness. Whether you’re a business owner or private citizen, protecting your data is especially important. The ramifications of neglecting to do so can result in having private information disclosed that can lead to horrendous implications for your personal, professional and private life.

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While most people understand the risks that they face in when they go online, few understand how to incorporate data protections into their email addresses. The importance of doing so is apparent though. Everyday the news is riddled with stories of cyber attacks that lead to huge security breaches. Last week alone, a NATO missile defense station was hacked and a technical era that led to the New York Stock Exechange (NYSE) suspending trading for the first time since Hurricane Sandy in 2012 brought speculation that an act of cyber terrorism may have infiltrated the trading markets.

Enter Ugly Mail; the “Evil Eye” has your back

Ugly Email seeks to help Google Chrome users who aren’t tech experts protect their Gmail accounts so that all of their private data can be secured. By adding the extension to Chrome, Gmail accounts are monitored so that any email exchange that is tracked will be marked with an “Evil Eye” insignia.

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For companies that use Gmail as an email domain for their business, Ugly Email is invaluable for the peace of mind it provides. Being able to see what emails are being tracked can alert a business owner into potential hacking that could lead to possible fraud. Being able to nip those problems in the bud is huge when it comes to protecting privacy.

For those companies, being able to show their employees that their own private data is protected through taking precautions against an increasingly common foe. While cyber fraud becomes more wide-spread, so do apps that can counter the harm that hackers seek to cause. Ugly Email is one of those tools in a canon of Google Chrome extensions that can allow users to customize their Google accounts so they can browse the web with less fear.

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Brian Clark is a Staff Writer at The American Genius and The Real Daily. He earned a BA in Political Science from The University of Massachusetts, and works in the legal industry by day while also balancing his writing career.

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  2. Jenifer @ Bharat Travel

    July 16, 2016 at 1:17 am

    The goal of your email marketing may be very different from the goals of another company like yours, and may even vary within your own company over time. But again, it’s crucial that you determine exactly what it is you’re looking to achieve with your email marketing before you begin to send and measure your emails.

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