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Sir Tim Berners-Lee joins Proton’s advisory board

September 8th, 2021 in Articles & News

We are proud and humbled to announce that Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a fellow former scientist from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the inventor of the World Wide Web, will be joining Proton’s advisory board. Our vision is to build an internet where privacy is the default by creating an ecosystem of services …

UK citizens want more privacy but don’t know where to look

December 3rd, 2021 in Articles & News

Nearly 90% of Britons are concerned about the privacy of their personal data online, but 20% don’t use any data protection practices at all. People around the world are becoming more and more concerned about how their data is collected and used but remain unsure of what they can do to protect themselves. This is …

Five steps to create and remember strong passwords

November 24th, 2021 in Security

If you’re struggling to think up strong passwords you can remember for your online accounts, here’s a simple, secure solution — for you and the whole family. You’ve heard the security advice: “Create a unique, strong password for each account”. But are you doing that for every login? And what about the Netflix account you …

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Proton welcomes Alisée de Tonnac and Bill Kaiser to its board

November 19th, 2021 in Press

At Proton, we have experienced incredible growth over the past seven years. Over 50 million people have signed up for Proton services to keep their personal information private. ProtonMail, which we launched in 2014, is now the world’s largest encrypted email service, and ProtonVPN, launched in 2017, is one of the fastest-growing VPNs on the …

The DMA has already inspired privacy laws worldwide, but it can be even stronger

November 18th, 2021 in Articles & News

It’s not perfect, but EU lawmakers still have time to save the DMA by letting people choose the core apps that come installed on their devices. On Monday, November 22, the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) will likely vote on its version of the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the EU’s …

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Seven email management tips for organizing your inbox and boosting productivity

November 12th, 2021 in Articles & News

With so much of your life spent on the internet, an organized inbox isn’t just a matter of being tidy — it’s about being productive and focusing your attention on tasks that really matter. The average office worker receives around 121 emails and sends 40 each day, leading to unnecessary distractions and dips in concentration. …

What is an email alias?

November 2nd, 2021 in Privacy

An alias is an extra email address that can help you protect your privacy, block spam, and keep your inbox organized. Your personal email address is an essential part of your digital identity. Like your phone number, you don’t give it to everyone you meet. That’s why it’s useful to have other email addresses you …

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Swiss court ruling strengthens privacy for email providers

October 26th, 2021 in Articles & News

Since the founding of Proton in 2014, we have fought to advance privacy and freedom around the world. We do this not only through technology and advocacy (Proton has contributed over $500,000 toward defending these values around the world) but also through the courtroom.  As part of these efforts, in May 2020, we launched a …

Privacy Decrypted #4: Understanding anonymity vs. privacy

October 22nd, 2021 in Privacy Decrypted

Anonymity is not the same thing as privacy, and confusing these related but different concepts can weaken your online threat model.  Anonymity – Keeping your identity private, but not your actions. For example, using a pseudonym to post messages to a social media platform. Privacy – Keeping some things to yourself, which can include your …

Privacy Decrypted #3: Can encryption be broken?

October 14th, 2021 in Privacy Decrypted

Privacy services often rely on strong encryption to protect privacy and confidentiality. Some terms that you have heard probably include AES, RSA, or maybe even elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC). However, is encryption actually bulletproof and a guarantee of safety? Beware the buzzwords Sometimes, vendors will use terms like “military-grade encryption” to try to illustrate how secure …

Proton launches new bug bounty program with partner Bug Bounty Switzerland

October 12th, 2021 in Security

Our top priority has always been the security of our community, which is why we are happy to announce our partnership with Bug Bounty Switzerland and our new private bug bounty program made up of expert ethical hackers and security researchers. Bug Bounty Switzerland has successfully led some of Switzerland’s largest bug bounty programs and …

Privacy Decrypted #2: How to use ProtonMail more anonymously

October 7th, 2021 in Privacy Decrypted

Privacy and anonymity are often tossed about as synonymous terms but they are actually related ideas that represent different things. Put simply: Privacy is freedom from observation or attention. Anonymity is freedom from identification or recognition. While the concepts overlap, they are by no means interchangeable. If you send an encrypted email to your friend, …

Privacy Decrypted #1: What is a threat model?

September 30th, 2021 in Privacy Decrypted

In its broadest sense, threat modeling is the systematic analysis of potential risks and attack vectors, with the aim of developing effective defenses against identified threats. On a personal level, we engage in threat modeling all the time – simply assessing the risk factors involved whenever we cross a road is a good example of …

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