Behind the scenes
We had an interview with Sabine Scheunert, Vice President Digital & IT Sales / Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars and a valued member of our Advisory Board. Check out her interview.
Introducing polypoly MultiBrand: a solution by polypoly for companies that own multiple brands that delivers efficient customer management. Increase quality and interoperability when using customer data!
Europe has lost most of its data capital. There is enormous value stored in the data silos of the big American companies. polypoly is developing a solution to bring this data capital back to Europe.
With the polyPod and Friendly Data Cleaning, companies can, for example, outsource address maintenance to their customers - in compliance with the GDPR and in a time-saving manner.
Facebook’s stock was down 26% on February 3rd 2022 – and still hasn’t recovered. Why? How? What went wrong? What are the prospects? Here are the ten things you need to understand, to get the picture right.
"Even though I haven't had a lot of experience in my professional life, I am convinced that people work differently when they believe in what they are doing. This belief connects us at polypoly." – our intern Malik talks about his experience.
polypoly Developer JJ Merelo has been part of FOSDEM 2022 to speak about micro- and monorepos.
"My generation will be among the first to know what happens to the data we uploaded when we were thirteen, for example" - Malik, 19, tells us why younger people should start talking about data protection.
Eric Hess of The Encrypted Economy and Thorsten Dittmar discuss how data coops protect at the edge.
We had an interview with Richard Whitt, who is a public policy attorney, technology strategist, business advisor, entrepreneur, ex Google employee and a valued member of our Advisory Board. Check out his interview.
"The idea just fascinated me straight away – polypoly has a great mission … I really wanted to be a part of it,” Melanie Marino Chamús tells us in the interview.
Dear members, as a special service we summarise here all the important information you'll need to know about our upcoming General Assembly – and a few small tips about what to expect.
The Facebook Data Importer – a new feature of the polyPod. But what exactly is the Facebook Data Importer? What can I do with it and why? We tell you…
“polypoly has a very strong and special vision – the approach seemed quite the opposite of what I always dreaded most about the shady side of the tech-industry,“ says Lena Lau, a web developer at polypoly.
“At polypoly you can feel the soul and enthusiasm of everyone involved“, says polypoly shareholder Frieder Löhrer. More in the interview.
“For the most part, people just don't understand what's happening out there in terms of data ownership and data manipulation“, says polypoly shareholder Reinhard Sczech. More in the interview.
“A world with the polyPod affords people benefits they will understand“, says polypoly shareholder Marcus Alleze.
“The way I see it, there is little point trying to reach someone who isn't prepared to splash out €5“ says polypoly shareholder Frank Willeke in our interview about buying polypoly shares. Click here for the interview.
Lars Eilebrecht spoke at SFScon 2021 about a more human-centric privacy managing approach for RDF and Linked Data.
Jessica Dittmar and Elena Poughia spoke at Codemotion UK 2021 and asked the following question: Wasn't it actually the job of the tech community to kick data collectors out of our bedroom?
Michael Becker does a Personal Information and Data Market Assessment Interview with Jessica Dittmar.
“polypoly is a comparatively comfortable way to take care of your own data protection“, says our intern Malik Degner. More in our interview.
“I like to be involved in interesting experiments“, polypoly shareholder J. Homann tells us in an interview.
“I'm backing polypoly, and that's a good thing“, polypoly shareholder Hartwig Friedrich tells us. More in the interview.
“The success of polypoly will help to determine which social system we will eventually live in,“ says polypoly shareholder Jörg Zeddies.
“polypoly’s idea is very logical and above all it is to my heart“, says polypoly shareholder Vladimir Kuparinen. Check out his interview.
From now on we have something special for all Danish citizens who join the polypoly Cooperative: a dedicated Copenhagen-based and Danish speaking office.
“I like the idea of having an app with which I can make my own data valuable and useful“, says Jon Lund, who runs the new polypoly subsidiary in Denmark. Check out his interview.
Today we meet Mathias Maierhofer for an interview. He is responsible for polypoly Enterprise GmbH and currently also President of the Board of Directors of polypoly Cooperative.
Thorsten Dittmar is guest at WHAT the Data!? Data strategist Lior Barak speaks with Thorsten about what's the problem with todays dataconomy.
polypoly is a consortium partner in HEALTH-X dataLOFT and is responsible for the development of the data wallet – the interface for citizens.
Thorsten Dittmar and Mira Mezini spoke at this years Codemotion Spain about privacy.
“I was told polypoly are super cool people doing super cool things“, says Drishti Maharjan. Check out her interview!
"I design what our users touch – their polyPod on their device – and in turn, that which emotionally touches them" says Arne Petersen. More in the interview.
From self-built computers, IT disaster management and social impact investment to the founding of polypoly - the polyBlog editorial team talks to Thorsten Dittmar.
“polypoly allows me to bridge the gap between technology and creativity,“ says Jennifer Dühnfort, one of the first employees. More in the interview.
“I work according to trial & error, so you need a high tolerance for frustration“, says developer Richard Stoffels. More in his interview
“Very few companies are trying to do the right thing – polypoly is one of them“, says our colleague Tom Stec. More in his interview.
“We are like explorers on an expedition to an unknown land,“ says our colleague Nicolas Bourquin. Click here for the interview.
“Boredom doesn't even come up in my job“ is what our colleague Jessica Lerch told us in the following interview.
“I am filling the cracks“, says our colleague Juan J. Merelo. Check out his interview.
“I am translating the design for the polyPod into software“, says our colleague Maria Teresa Jiménez. Check out her interview.
polyPedia, peanut butter and why he sleeps well at night: our Duke of Data, Stephen Tattum, joined us for an interview.
Sven Ehmann talks to us about telling stories with data and about some aha! moments.
Júlio Santos of Fractal has interviewed Thorsten Dittmar about data portability, data privacy, open data ecosystems and many other subjects. Enjoy!
„For me, the protection of our privacy is essential in order to be able to even assert many of our human rights at all“. We had the pleasure of talking to Jessica Dittmar.
"This can't be happening," you think to yourself as you stare in shock at the hardcore porn video you are featured in. What has happened? You have been the victim of a deep fake.
Today we meet the "Godfather of Coop", Markus Stegfellner, who supports us at polypoly with his experience.
How new business models and "social business" can be united in a cooperative on the basis of digitalisation and why digital cooperatives are quite hip. Probably the coolest model to enter the economy today.
“polypoly is private, secure, and green“, replied our colleague Laird Brown when we asked him to describe polypoly in one sentence. More in our interview.
“To see something great being created of which I can say: Perfect, that's something I can recommend!” is what motivates Lars Eilebrecht in particular. Read more in the interview.
„I like this idea of design as a science“, says our colleague David Miller from the design team. We interviewed him about his work.
In this second part of our series, read how our design team gets to the finished design – it all starts with a blank slate.
Most people associate “design” with terms like “taste” or “style” - in other words, the question of whether they like something, or not as the case may be. However "design“ encompasses so much more.
“I stir all the pots“, says Christian Buggedei, responsible for the polyPod. Click here for our interview with Christian.
“I primarily take care of people, not processes,“ says Felix Dahlke, responsible for technology at polypoly. Click here for the interview.
The uncontrolled collection and storage of data has economic, ecological and social disadvantages. The solution: data sustainability!
GAIA-X, who or what is that? If you answer directly with “Bless you!” or the question “Isn't that a goddess, but why X?”, then you are in the right place here in our blog.
The polyExplorer – See how companies deal with your privacy!
The digital infrastructure that we currently rely on is not sustainable, whether from an environmental, economic, social or business perspective.
A future where personal data is kept not in the data centres of giant tech monopolies, but with the users themselves.
Decentralising where user data lives reduces the amount of data compromised in a breach and removes the economic reward for attackers.
The polypoly Members Club – Our online event for members and everything you need to know about it.
Our privacy is important to us. We protect it with lockable front doors, curtains on our windows and safes for our valuables.
With the first version of the polyPod, we are already able to explore and better understand data flows. But where does all the data actually come from?
Almost there! What exactly though you ask yourself – what is this all about? Nothing less than our polyPod...
The technical heart of polypoly is the polyPod, which we develop with the help of our members at polypoly – the cooperative …
It is time to fight for the recapture of our data. A long and not entirely easy road, but certainly not a hopeless one.
Within the competition of the digital economy, Europe must follow a path that is unique. Only if our digital ecosystem is fundamentally different from …
We want to revolutionise the economic system for data, making it fair and sustainable! Our primary purpose is to put users back in control of their …
Even grandma and grandpa know there’s a problem with data privacy …
The European Union’s First Data Cooperative Is Now Up And Running. Transparency builds trust. Whether in the clear and forthright manner of conducting
The current data economy appears immovable. Data monopolies have been harvesting our personal information and sharing it with anyone who wants a piece …
Edge computing and the principle of decentralisation that comes with it, is one of the core aspects of the polyPod, making it highly scalable and secure …
Upheavals in the digital sphere are changing the world at Mach speed. Our personal information is fueling these changes …
At the heart of polypoly lies the polyPod, an open source technology that you can install on your devices like an app.
It’s a cliché of the modern internet data economy to say that if you are not paying for something online, you are the product being sold …
Data privacy, security, and sovereignty issues have gained significant attention over recent years …
Before we get to the fun bits of describing how to make money with your data. I’ll tell you about my journey that led me to join polypoly to create a new data economy …
Things are totally out of control. We don’t know who has our data, what they have, and with whom they share it, nor for what purpose it is used …
Even big changes start with small steps. Why it is so important that we stand up for our data together - An explanatory video ...
Data creates a digital twin of everybody, a shadow we are not aware of – an explanatory video …
This paper provides a high-level overview of one part of our technical solution: The polyPod. It introduces fundamental aspects, technical decisions …
"Collect, collect and collect lots of data, then you will find the treasure" is the current credo when dealing with data. The result is a series of disadvantages, but there is a solution: data sustainability!
An economic storm is brewing the likes of which have not been seen for a long time. But even in dark times there are bright spots and so ...