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Introducing DKIM key management, a new feature to protect against domain name impersonation

February 27th, 2020 in Releases

It is now harder for hackers and spammers to impersonate ProtonMail users that have custom domain email addresses. We have introduced the DKIM key management in beta, which allows you to manually rotate your DKIM keys. This is part of our continuing effort to make it more difficult for attackers to impersonate our users’ custom …

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Privacy isn’t free. Here’s why that’s a good thing.

February 25th, 2020 in Privacy

Every once in a while, we are asked the question, why should I pay for ProtonMail when I can use Gmail for free? Or why should I pay for ProtonMail when there are cheaper email services available? This is actually a good question worthy of a deeper discussion.  Google isn’t actually free First, it’s important …

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How to keep your devices safe from cryptojacking

February 19th, 2020 in Security

Cryptojacking made headlines back in 2017 when hackers hit a series of high profile websites (including several operated by the UK and Australian governments). Whenever somebody visited an infected site, the hackers were able to hijack the visitor’s computer and use its processing power to mine cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, while the media covered the attacks at …

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What the latest email spying scandal means for user privacy

February 14th, 2020 in Articles & News

On Monday, Vice’s Motherboard broke yet another story revealing the extent to which companies are monetizing their users. Reporter Joseph Cox’s investigation revealed how Edison, an email productivity app, is scraping users’ personal inboxes for purchase receipts and shipment tracking updates. Using this data, the company can figure out what you’re interested in buying and …

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The privacy risks of the Internet of Things

February 11th, 2020 in Privacy

The Internet of Things has come a long way since the turn of the century when it was a buzzword used by futurists and entrepreneurs. Although not yet as ubiquitous as some predicted a decade ago, Internet-connected devices have crept into many aspects of our daily lives. Now, with everything from vacuum cleaners to climate …

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Russia’s ProtonMail block – New revelations and information

January 31st, 2020 in Articles & News

You can read this blog post in Russian below. Этот пост доступен на русском языке ниже. On Jan. 29, the Russian government announced via an official website that effective immediately, ProtonMail would be blocked in Russia. (ProtonVPN, however, is not blocked.) Since then, it has not been possible for users on most Russian networks to …

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The pros and cons of biometric authentication

January 27th, 2020 in Security

Biometric authentication is a growing part of the tech landscape — it’s in our schools, offices, airports, government buildings, and more recently, in our smartphones. Apple’s introduction of Touch ID in 2013 has paved the way for fingerprint-, face-, and iris-recognition technology to leave the almost exclusive domain of law enforcement and emerge into the …

Together with the community, we’ve given away more than €100,000 for important causes

December 31st, 2019 in Articles & News

We’re happy to announce that the 2019 Lifetime account auction has raised over €30,000. Proton will match these contributions for a total donation of over €60,000 to three organizations working to build a more equitable, free, and sustainable world: NetBlocks, 350.org, and the Web Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online project. This is the second year of …

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Mark the date! The ProtonCalendar beta is here

December 30th, 2019 in Articles & News

A calendar is more than just a tool. It’s a record of the moments that make up your life — your big meetings, your gatherings with friends, and children’s birthdays. For the longest time, to easily organize these events, you had to let large corporations monitor these special moments. These companies snoop on your calendar …

We’re auctioning Lifetime Accounts to support a free and fair Internet and a more sustainable future

December 19th, 2019 in Articles & News

Last week we asked you for suggestions about which organizations you think we should help with our Lifetime Auction and you responded with hundreds of worthy causes and institutes. All of your recommendations aligned with the Proton philosophy of creating a more secure and private Internet and defending human rights. However, as we went through …

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How to stay private when using Android

December 13th, 2019 in Privacy

The smartphone is one of the most invasive devices ever invented. It’s easy to forget that, of course, because we are so familiar with them, and they are so useful. But while you might value your smartphone for the convenience it gives you, tech companies value it for an entirely different reason: it is collecting …

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Most secure browser for your privacy in 2020

December 9th, 2019 in Privacy

Your web browser is the vehicle that carries you around the Internet to your desired websites. As such, it knows precisely what sites you have visited, how long you spent browsing them, and what you clicked on (or almost clicked on). Anyone who has access to your web browser can have a window into your …

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