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How to find a trustworthy VPN service

April 12th, 2017 in Articles & News

Determining whether a VPN service is trustworthy can be complicated. Fortunately, there are a few easy steps you can follow to know if a VPN service can be trusted. The importance of trust when it comes to VPN services cannot be underestimated. Given the recent surge in interest in VPN services among the general public, …

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ProtonMail Mobile v1.6.0 Release Notes

March 30th, 2017 in Releases

We are happy to announce the release of version 1.6.0 of ProtonMail’s secure email app for iOS and Android! Version 1.6.0, which was previously available only to members of our secure email mobile app beta program, is now available in the iOS and Android app stores. You can get the non-beta version of the apps …

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ProtonMail v3.8 Release Notes

March 30th, 2017 in Releases

ProtonMail 3.8 introduces custom folders. This is one of the most requested features from our community of users. We are excited to continue to make ProtonMail easier and easier to use! Note: Due to the way we roll out new versions, ProtonMail 3.8 has not been released to everyone yet. If you do not see it …

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ISPs are selling your private browsing history. Here’s how to prevent it.

March 24th, 2017 in Privacy

Selling and sharing browsing history to advertisers just became easier due to yesterday’s vote in the US senate. Here is our analysis of S.J.Res.34 and the steps you should take to protect your privacy if this becomes law. Today US lawmakers voted in favor of allowing internet service providers (ISP) like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T …

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Want to test new ProtonMail features first? ProtonMail beta is back!

March 23rd, 2017 in Releases

Last March, ProtonMail launched out of beta. This March, we’re bringing back ProtonMail Beta so you can test new ProtonMail features before they are released. Today, we’re announcing the immediate availability of a new site, beta.protonmail.com where we will be hosting experimental releases of ProtonMail. As many of you probably recall, ProtonMail spent over two …

Internet Censorship – Why it matters and what we’re doing about it

March 10th, 2017 in Privacy

March 12, 2017 is World Day Against Cyber Censorship (WDACC). Originally created by Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International in 2008, the day seeks to draw attention to the issue of Internet censorship. If you logged into your ProtonMail account on Friday, you may have noticed that our login page is slightly different, with a …

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How to pick the best VPN service

March 7th, 2017 in Security

As the world’s largest encrypted email provider, people have frequently asked us what is the best VPN service. In this article, we discuss what to be aware of when choosing a VPN service, and our recommended VPN security requirements. What is a VPN? A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a tool to secure your internet …

ProtonMail v3.7 Release Notes

January 31st, 2017 in Releases

ProtonMail 3.7 introduces family plans for ProtonMail Visionary users. Now, if you are using ProtonMail with a custom domain, you can create multiple accounts under that domain with separate inboxes. Note: Due to the way we roll out new versions, ProtonMail 3.7 has not been released to everyone yet. If you do not see it …

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Fighting Censorship with ProtonMail Encrypted Email Over Tor

January 19th, 2017 in Privacy

As part of our efforts to continue protecting user privacy, we are launching a Tor hidden service to combat censorship and surveillance of ProtonMail users. In the past two years, ProtonMail has grown enormously, especially after the recent US election, and today we are the world’s largest encrypted email service with over 2 million users. …

ProtonMail Fights Censorship by Adding Tor Support

January 19th, 2017 in Press

The world’s largest encrypted email provider, with over two million users, is taking active measures to defend against state-sponsored censorship. January 19th, 2017 Geneva, Switzerland ProtonMail is announcing today the introduction of a Tor hidden service (onion site) which will allow users to directly connect to their encrypted email accounts through the Tor network. The …

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ProtonMail v3.6 Release Notes

December 1st, 2016 in Releases

ProtonMail 3.6 introduces the most requested feature from the ProtonMail community with almost 1900 votes – Two Factor Authentication. Note: Due to the way we roll out new versions, ProtonMail 3.6 has not been released to everybody yet, if you don’t see it yet, you will see it soon. At ProtonMail, security is always our highest …

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The Investigatory Powers Bill and Online Privacy

November 29th, 2016 in Privacy

The Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) has been approved by the UK Parliament and will come in force in 2017. We decided to do a deeper analysis of this law, since it potentially impacts a large number of ProtonMail users. According to our 2016 Encrypted Email User Survey, the UK accounts for the third largest group …

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