Introducing the new ProtonMail

June 8th, 2021 in Releases

A little over 7 years after we first released the first public beta for ProtonMail, we are excited to announce a newly redesigned ProtonMail for web! The new ProtonMail is available to everyone and offers a sharp new look, more personalization options, and an easy-to-use interface while still protecting your messages, contacts, and schedule with …

“We are responsible for creating a culture in which we can remain private.” — Carissa Véliz on data privacy

July 28th, 2021 in Articles & News

The widespread collection and monetization of citizens’ data used to fund companies like Google and Facebook is often referred to as the “data economy”. The vast amount of information that these companies hold has since been used to predict and influence people’s behavior on a huge scale. Calling for the end of the data economy …

This is the moment of truth for privacy and tech regulation in the US

July 22nd, 2021 in Articles & News

After being left behind when it comes to tackling Big Tech by the EU and its own states, the US government is finally taking action. Maybe.  In June, members of the US House of Representatives introduced six major bills to regulate Big Tech that, if passed, could create a more competitive internet and give people …

It is time to ban surveillance-based advertising

July 7th, 2021 in Articles & News

Recently, the Norwegian Consumer Council published a report calling for a ban on surveillance-based ads. In solidarity, Proton joined the other undersigned organizations in sending the following letter on Wednesday, July 7th, to EU and US regulators. We encourage them to take action against surveillance-based advertising during legislative sessions and any relevant privacy discussions. Surveillance-based …

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The new ProtonMail has passed its independent security audit

July 5th, 2021 in Security

At ProtonMail, we believe everyone should be in control of their personal data. A critical component of controlling your data is having the ability to make informed decisions about who you entrust with your data and how it is secured. Most companies rely on security through obscurity and do not share their code, making it …

What is the best encryption for emails?

July 2nd, 2021 in Encryption

Email is a great way to stay connected with the people and organizations you care about, but it is also a technology prone to data breaches and cyberattacks. In 2017, the email provider Yahoo revealed that over three billion user accounts were compromised in major breaches between 2013 and 2016.  As unencrypted emails pose a …

What is the best free email account?

June 18th, 2021 in Privacy

Since email was invented, it has become a crucial form of communication in our private and professional lives. Even with the growing popularity of other communication platforms, such as instant messaging and video conferencing, email continues to hold the keys to our digital identities. Over 300 billion emails were sent and received per day in …

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Why end-to-end email encryption matters

June 3rd, 2021 in Privacy

You need an email address to exist at all in the online world. Signing up for YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, or any other online service requires one. It’s also our go-to method of communication for online banking, purchasing, and business deals. As a result, over half the world’s adult population uses email, and we trust …

Clarification regarding ProtonMail, Belarus, and Ryanair flight 4978

May 28th, 2021 in Articles & News

On May 26, 2021, an email sent to the Minsk airport was made public by investigative journalists working with dossier.center. The email in question was not leaked or obtained from ProtonMail. As an encrypted email service, we do not have the ability to decrypt or read user messages. However, the message is readable on the receiving …

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The DMA should make Big Tech let you choose your default apps

May 20th, 2021 in Articles & News

At Proton, we have always stood for an internet that protects privacy, enables freedom, and serves the interests of everyone. We have consistently spoken out against recent anti-encryption efforts and worked to preserve privacy while making the internet a safer place.  An important aspect of ensuring a free and open internet is making sure that …

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Proton turns 7

May 19th, 2021 in Articles & News

In May 2014, we created ProtonMail on the premise that an internet where privacy is the default is essential to building a better world. On the 7th anniversary of the founding of ProtonMail, we wanted to take a moment to reflect and thank everyone who helped us get where we are today. Proton’s history as …

Choosing the perfect email provider for your business

May 6th, 2021 in Articles & News

Modern business email tools are often built to get you in and out of your inbox as fast as possible, keeping you informed and organized. Often, however, this efficiency comes at the cost of privacy and security. You also need an email provider that helps keep your sensitive data secure, not one that is a …

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