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Proton welcomes Alisée de Tonnac and Bill Kaiser to its board

November 19th, 2021 in Press

At Proton, we have experienced incredible growth over the past seven years. Over 50 million people have signed up for Proton services to keep their personal information private. ProtonMail, which we launched in 2014, is now the world’s largest encrypted email service, and ProtonVPN, launched in 2017, is one of the fastest-growing VPNs on the …

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Enhancing protection and information for activists

September 24th, 2021 in Articles & News

ProtonMail was founded in 2014 to build a better internet where privacy is the default, and to protect activists, journalists, and ordinary people from online surveillance. We are activists ourselves, and over the years we have supported movements around the world from Hong Kong to Belarus to Myanmar, both with our products and through direct …

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee joins Proton’s advisory board

September 8th, 2021 in Articles & News

We are proud and humbled to announce that Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a fellow former scientist from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the inventor of the World Wide Web, will be joining Proton’s advisory board. Our vision is to build an internet where privacy is the default by creating an ecosystem of services …

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Important clarifications regarding arrest of climate activist

September 6th, 2021 in Articles & News

Updated 24 September 2021 We would like to provide important clarifications regarding the case of the climate activist who was recently arrested by French police on criminal charges. We are also deeply concerned about this case and deplore that the legal tools for serious crimes are being used in this way. In the interest of …

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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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