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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

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 support Netblocks, 350.org, and the Web Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online project. For 2020, we’re looking to give even more, and we want you to help us decide where the funds …

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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How Big Tech monetizes the whole internet, not just their own platforms

October 29th, 2020 in Articles & News

The saying goes that if you aren’t paying for a product, you are the product. As a Facebook, Google, or Twitter user, it’s easy to think of yourself as the customer. But there’s a reason why you get access to these attractive and user-friendly services for free.  These companies make money by spying on you, …

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Proton is secure against batch GCD attacks

October 23rd, 2020 in Security

This summer, we conducted a security audit to determine whether Proton is susceptible to an attack against public key cryptography, known as a batch GCD attack. As a result of our analysis, we can confirm that none of our users is vulnerable to this attack. The attack exploits faulty sources of randomness when it comes …

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ProtonMail launches Import Assistant for quick email migration

October 22nd, 2020 in Articles & News

We’re happy to announce that you can now use Import Assistant in beta to safely transfer your messages and folders to ProtonMail’s end-to-end encrypted email service.  Import Assistant is initially accessible to all ProtonMail users with paid plans directly from the web app and it requires no installation or download. In the future, it will …

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Centralized vs peer-to-peer (P2P) file storage

October 8th, 2020 in Security

In 2017, hackers stole the private financial records of some 156 million people from servers belonging to Equifax, while the 2018 Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed how personal data belonging to up to 87 million Facebook users was harvested without their consent. A litany of high-profile data breaches has led to a growth of interest in …

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The US congressional antitrust report is a win for privacy

October 7th, 2020 in Articles & News

Late Tuesday night, a US congressional subcommittee investigating the major tech companies for anti-competitive practices released its much-anticipated report. The document, over 400 pages long, describes an internet that is highly centralized around gigantic platforms that abuse their monopoly power to the detriment of internet users. This report by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, …

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EU courts ban indiscriminate metadata collection and retention

October 7th, 2020 in Articles & News

Over the past several years, data retention laws have become more and more popular in European countries. These require internet service providers, telecom companies, and online platforms to store metadata about their users, making it much easier for governments to implement mass surveillance. On Oct. 6, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) …

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Statement regarding BGP hijacking on September 29

October 1st, 2020 in Articles & News

At Proton, we strive to plan for all contingencies that might affect our service. Our efforts paid off on Tuesday, September 29 (around 4 AM Wednesday morning, Australia time), allowing us to turn a very serious incident into a minor inconvenience for some of our users. As far as we currently understand the situation, this …

Proton 4.0 is now in beta

Proton V4 web beta brings persistent single sign-on in huge step toward full integration

September 30th, 2020 in Releases

Today, we are marking a major milestone in our mission to expand privacy online with the launch of a new beta version of ProtonMail for web that includes crucial new features like Single Sign-On and persistent sessions (“remember me”).  Today’s updates create the foundation of a fully integrated, private, and encrypted ecosystem covering all basic …

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