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EU citizens’ rights are under threat from anti-encryption proposals

January 28th, 2021 in Articles & News

In December 2020, The Council of the European Union released a five-page resolution that called for the EU to pass new rules to govern the use of end-to-end encryption in Europe. We strongly oppose this resolution because it foreshadows an attack on encryption. We were not the only European-based end-to-end encrypted service that was alarmed …

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The DMA could help make the internet a level playing field – but is the EU serious about taking on Big Tech?

January 26th, 2021 in Articles & News

Just a handful of massive companies, with wealth greater than some countries, controls almost every aspect of the internet. They can decide which voices to amplify or silence, which businesses to boost or crush (or acquire), and what personal data they will collect and monetize, all with almost no accountability or oversight. This centralization of …

What is a HIPAA violation?

January 25th, 2021 in Articles & News

As a secure email service that provides end-to-end encrypted communications technology, we receive many inquiries from organizations that are required to comply with the United States’ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). To help answer some of the key issues related to HIPAA compliance, we’ve launched a new series dealing with various aspects of …

Get more done with keyboard shortcuts in ProtonMail

January 22nd, 2021 in Releases

At ProtonMail, our core mission is to build an encrypted internet that is more safe and private for everyone. As part of this mission, we know how important it is to develop the tools you need to be efficient and productive. We are therefore very pleased to introduce keyboard shortcuts in the V4 web app …

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Plan events with friends and colleagues with event invitations in Proton Calendar

January 21st, 2021 in Releases

Have big plans? Now that you can use the Proton Calendar web app to send and receive event invitations, you can share your plans with anyone. This feature works with Proton Calendar as well as other popular calendars, allowing you to collaborate with colleagues and share your plans with friends, no matter what provider they …

HIPAA compliance checklist guide for 2021

January 20th, 2021 in Privacy

As discussed in our article on HIPAA Compliance, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a collection of closely aligned regulations that protect the medical data of patients in the United States. In that article, we also discuss who must be HIPAA compliant — covered entities and business associates — which basically means …

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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 future transactional 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 …

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