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Proton turns 7

May 19th, 2021 in Articles & News

In May 2014, we created ProtonMail on the premise that an internet where privacy is the default is essential to building a better world. On the 7th anniversary of the founding of ProtonMail, we wanted to take a moment to reflect and thank everyone who helped us get where we are today. Proton’s history as …

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Why Big Tech deplatforming should be deeply disturbing for everyone, regardless of your politics

February 11th, 2021 in Articles & News

So many of today’s issues are viewed through a political lens, and that includes Big Tech deplatforming. But in reality, deplatforming is a problem worthy of deeper critical reflection as it touches on topics that are fundamental to democracy itself.  Once thought of as an untameable jungle of free speech, the internet is now a …

Proton launches the Coalition for App Fairness

Why we support app store antitrust investigations

September 24th, 2020 in Articles & News, Privacy

We updated this article on Sept. 25, 2020, to provide more context about why Proton is joining the Coalition for App Fairness. In recent months, regulators in both the US and Europe have begun looking into app store policies. These investigations are not only centered on Apple, but are also looking at Google Play and app stores …

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Four misleading claims tech CEOs told Congress

July 30th, 2020 in Privacy

On Wednesday, the CEOs of four massive tech companies — Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon — testified before a congressional investigation about those companies’ anti-competitive practices. The CEOs were eager to portray their companies as under constant threat from competitors. However, the congressional subcommittee raised multiple examples of the companies using their power to spy on, …

Three basic facts Congress must understand about Big Tech

July 24th, 2020 in Articles & News

Wednesday, July 29, is an important day for the future of the Internet. At noon local time in Washington, DC, the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google will appear virtually before US lawmakers who are investigating their companies for illegal anticompetitive practices. But there is a big risk that legislators will once again miss …

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How Apple uses anti-competitive practices to extort developers and support authoritarian regimes

June 22nd, 2020 in Articles & News

Last week, the European Commission announced, in response to a complaint filed by Spotify, that it would be opening an investigation into Apple’s App Store practices, which potentially constitutes an illegal breach of EU competition laws. At Proton, we applaud this decision, and also Spotify’s bravery in bringing this complaint in the first place.  Following …

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We’re offering extra resources in response to COVID-19

April 8th, 2020 in Articles & News

We are living through a situation that is unprecedented in modern history. At a moment of great professional uncertainty and personal stress, we are also being asked to be apart from each other physically.  Over the last few weeks, we have taken immediate steps to keep our employees and their families safe. This includes mandating …

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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, we have taken action to address the situation, and today ProtonMail is …

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Freedom is a human right, and we are committed to defending it even when others won’t

October 21st, 2019 in Privacy

Since we launched in 2014, ProtonMail has been the preferred email service provider for activists around the world. Protecting freedom of speech and democracy is, after all, one of the main reasons we created ProtonMail in the first place. Normally, this would not be of particular interest to anyone: we have always believed that all …

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Why should you trust ProtonMail?

September 24th, 2019 in Privacy

This is a challenging question to answer, but it is also a fair one, so we wanted to share our views about this in a blog post. In general, we strive to make our service require as little trust as possible. We encrypt data in a way that does not allow us to decrypt it, …

Clarifying ProtonMail and Huawei

September 8th, 2019 in Articles & News

As there has been a lot of inaccurate information circulating online about ProtonMail and Huawei, the purpose of this blog post is to clarify the facts and provide information to the Proton community. Background On September 5th, 2019, we announced that we would be bringing ProtonMail to the F-droid alternative app store as part of …

Statement on the attempted phishing attack against Bellingcat

July 27th, 2019 in Articles & News

Earlier this week, investigative journalists at Bellingcat were targeted by a sophisticated phishing attack. As there has been some incorrect reporting about the incident, we are releasing a statement to provide clarification. On July 24, investigative journalists at Bellingcat, which utilize ProtonMail to secure their communications, were targeted by a sophisticated phishing attack that attempted …

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