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WhatsApp’s new privacy policy makes it less private

January 14th, 2021 in Privacy

Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp, has forced an ultimatum upon WhatsApp’s users: share your personal data and metadata from the end-to-end encrypted messenger with Facebook, or lose access to your WhatsApp account.  Users are being informed of this new requirement via an in-app notification. If they do not accept the sweeping changes to WhatsApp’s terms …

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Best Gmail alternative for privacy and security

January 13th, 2021 in Privacy

ProtonMail was created to help build a more free and open internet that puts people first. This makes it a great Gmail alternative for those who value privacy and security. Founded by scientists who met at CERN, ProtonMail protects all messages with end-to-end encryption and zero-access encryption to ensure nobody can access your emails’ contents.  …

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2020 was our biggest Lifetime account auction and raffle yet

December 30th, 2020 in Articles & News

We’re happy to announce that, with your support, the 2020 Lifetime account auction and raffle raised approximately $300,000 for good causes around the world!  The three Lifetime accounts that we auctioned went for about $14,500 each, while 15,348 raffle tickets were sold raising an additional $154,380. On top of this, Proton will be contributing an …

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Proton Calendar beta is now available on Android devices!

December 21st, 2020 in Releases

Today marks a major milestone in the development of Proton Calendar, our privacy-focused calendar: The beta version of the Proton Calendar Android app is now available in the Play Store for paid users. A calendar is actually one of the most sensitive apps. The typical calendar contains a huge amount of sensitive personal data. We …

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Proton Drive now lets you share your stored files with secure links

December 17th, 2020 in Releases

Today we’re adding an important new feature to the Proton Drive beta. You can now share any Proton Drive file with anyone by using a secure, shareable link. If you need to share sensitive material, you can require the link’s recipient to enter a password before they can access the file. This year has seen …

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Announcing the 2020 Lifetime account auction and raffle – supporting a better internet and society

December 17th, 2020 in Articles & News

On Nov. 19, we asked you which organizations our community should support with our 2020 Lifetime account auction and raffle. We received hundreds of excellent suggestions, and after carefully considering where our contribution would be most effective and thoroughly vetting the organizations, we are excited to announce the beneficiaries we have selected. Given the challenges …

ProtonMail now offers Undo Send, letting you cancel outgoing emails

December 16th, 2020 in Releases

Have you ever fired off an ill-considered email and then thought oops! the moment you hit Send? Or have you sent off an email intended to impress the recipient, realizing with horror, seconds too late, that you have misspelled their name? And the “Reply all” button has been a recipe for far too many disasters.  …

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EU’s resolution on encryption foreshadows likely anti-encryption push

December 15th, 2020 in Encryption

On Monday, The Council of the European Union, which is made up of government ministers from the 27 EU member countries, released a vague, five-page resolution that calls for new rules to govern the use of encryption in Europe. The resolution, titled “The Council Resolution on Encryption,” is non-binding and does not provide any specifics …

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Set ProtonMail as the default email client in iOS

November 25th, 2020 in Releases

If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, you can now set ProtonMail as your default email app in the latest version of iOS. This is a welcome decision from Apple to allow users to choose their preferred email service, and means that “mailto” links can now open in ProtonMail instead of Apple’s Mail app.  Although …

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Who should we support with our 2020 Lifetime account auction?

November 19th, 2020 in Articles & News

UPDATE Dec. 1, 2020: Given the number of user suggestions, we will announce which organizations we selected and begin the Lifetime account auction and raffle the week of Dec. 7. For the past two years, we have auctioned three Proton Lifetime accounts to raise money for worthy causes. Last year, we raised over $60,000 to …

Early access to Proton Drive is here! You can now secure your files with end-to-end encryption

November 16th, 2020 in Articles & News, Releases

Today we are pleased to announce the early access launch of Proton Drive, our new end-to-end encrypted cloud storage service.

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For Black Friday 2020, new users can get up to 50% off as well as early access to ProtonDrive

November 16th, 2020 in Articles & News

Now is a great time to take control of your privacy and support a free and open internet with limited-time Black Friday offers from Proton. This is a special opportunity to get Proton services at a discount, and this year we’re including something new. In addition to getting up to 50% off a ProtonMail Plus …

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