Internet privacy

The ProtonMail guide to taking control of your online privacy

December 6th, 2018 in Privacy, Security

Improve your online privacy with this comprehensive guide, developed by the ProtonMail team. Here, we’ll help you determine your threat model and take steps to achieve online privacy that meets your needs. Updated July 2019 Total Internet privacy is impossible, but you can get close by adjusting your online behavior — and a few of …

Don’t be fooled by Google’s fake privacy

July 2nd, 2019 in Privacy

Google recently generated a flurry of coverage about its supposed privacy pivot, including an op-ed in The New York Times by chief executive Sundar Pichai. “We feel privileged that billions of people trust products like Search, Chrome, Maps, and Android to help them every day,” Pichai wrote. It’s not that we necessarily trust Google. It’s …

Gmail confidential mode is not secure or private

June 20th, 2019 in Privacy

Without end-to-end encryption, Gmail confidential mode is little more than a marketing strategy. Learn why privacy experts call Google’s privacy features “misleading.” When we launched ProtonMail nearly five years ago, we pioneered a new kind of email service: one that gives you control of your own data. All emails are end-to-end encrypted and zero-access encrypted, …

ProtonMail v3.16 Release Notes

June 6th, 2019 in Releases

The latest version of the ProtonMail webapp includes three new features for improved security and convenience. ProtonMail version 3.16 now offers elliptic curve cryptography, an optional link confirmation warning to guard against phishing attacks, and an “undo move” feature for those moments you accidentally send an email to the trash or the wrong folder. Elliptic …

Response to false statements on law enforcement surveillance made by Martin Steiger

May 29th, 2019 in Privacy

Earlier today, a Swiss lawyer named Martin Steiger published a factually incorrect article about ProtonMail on his blog, alleging, among other things, that “ProtonMail voluntarily offers assistance for real-time surveillance.” Martin Steiger’s claim is factually incorrect, and Mr. Steiger is also aware that this claim is false. Not only have we informed him multiple times …

Think you have nothing to hide? Filmmaker Marc Meillassoux says think again.

May 29th, 2019 in Articles & News

ProtonMail is supporting the crowdfunding campaign for Disappear – Cover your online tracks, a new documentary project by the makers of Nothing to Hide. At ProtonMail, one pillar of our mission is to educate the public about why online privacy is so important to democracy and human freedom. The creators of the new documentary, Disappear …

ProtonMail Android v1.11 release notes

May 16th, 2019 in Releases

With ProtonMail Android version 1.11, accessing your encrypted inbox is now faster and more secure. You now have the option to unlock the app with your fingerprint. We are continuously working to make our apps easier to use for our community while maintaining the high security standards you have come to expect from Proton projects. …

Introducing GopenPGP, an open source encryption library for native applications

May 15th, 2019 in Articles & News

Open source is a core principle of ProtonMail. We’re excited to make even more of our code available for independent inspection and use by the developer community. In 2016, ProtonMail became the maintainer of OpenPGP.js, the world’s most widely used Javascript email encryption library. Since then we have updated the library with new features, such …

ProtonMail is dropping support for Internet Explorer 11

May 7th, 2019 in Articles & News

If you still use Internet Explorer, you will need to switch to a more secure, modern web browser to access ProtonMail. When ProtonMail 4.0 is released later this year, we will no longer support Internet Explorer (IE), including the newest version, IE 11. Anyone trying to access ProtonMail from IE after the update will be …

Using ProtonMail for Journalism

May 3rd, 2019 in Articles & News

ProtonMail is a free, encrypted email service that protects your messages from hackers, government surveillance, and data breaches. Not even ProtonMail can access your emails. To download a copy of this post as a PDF, click here. “Unencrypted journalist-source communication is unforgivably reckless.”— Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower “I’m afraid for the safety of those I …

Don’t be a phishing statistic: How to protect your business

May 2nd, 2019 in Security

Phishing statistics show that malicious emails are the most common threat to an organization’s security. The consequences can be extremely harmful to your business. Given the alarming statistics on phishing attacks, it’s clear that email security should be a top priority for your organization. ProtonMail makes it easier for teams to identify and report phishing …

ProtonMail now offers elliptic curve cryptography for advanced security and faster speeds

April 25th, 2019 in Encryption

Elliptic curve cryptography is the most advanced cryptographic system available. Now ProtonMail is making this technology available to all users. For several months, we have been working to implement support for new cryptographic methods in ProtonMail that give users a faster experience with equal or better security. Today, we’re excited to announce that elliptic curve …

We support stronger privacy regulations in California

April 17th, 2019 in Articles & News

ProtonMail has joined 23 other tech companies to endorse the Privacy for All Act of 2019, which would give millions of people more control over their data. We want everyone to have access to online privacy and security. It’s why we created ProtonMail and ProtonVPN. But technological tools alone can’t get us there. We need …

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