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The Lifetime Account auction is back! Help us decide who to support

December 6th, 2019 in Articles & News

After the success of last year’s auction, we are selling three more Proton Lifetime Accounts this year to benefit organizations worthy of our community’s support. The auctions will take place on eBay and will start next week at 12 PM Central European Time on Dec. 18 and run until Dec. 25. If you’re interested in …

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Update on Belarus blocking Proton servers

November 15th, 2019 in Articles & News

UPDATE Nov. 19, 2019: We have recently confirmed that our users in Belarus can access ProtonMail and ProtonVPN once again. While there has been no official communication as to why ProtonMail and ProtonVPN were unblocked (or why we were blocked in the first place), public outcry seems to have played a part. Both Roskomsvoboda, a …

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ProtonMail iOS app goes open source!

October 30th, 2019 in Articles & News

We’re happy to announce that the ProtonMail iOS app is now fully open source.  We believe in transparency, the power of community, and building a more private and secure future for all. That’s why our web app has been open source since 2015, and it’s why we have contributed to the open source community by …

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Security recommendation: enable FaceID or PIN protection on the ProtonMail iOS app

October 30th, 2019 in Security

One of the unique innovations of the ProtonMail iOS app is the AppKey Protection System. This is an extra layer of encryption on top of Apple’s built-in local encryption that protects sensitive Proton data stored on your device. When you have AppKey Protection System enabled, your ProtonMail data is more secure against malware from hackers …

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Say hello to the future of ProtonMail! Introducing Version 4.0 beta

October 24th, 2019 in Articles & News

Today we’re unveiling our biggest redesign ever. Not only does ProtonMail Version 4.0 look more modern on the surface, it’s part of our ongoing transition to a newer software framework that lays the foundation for future features, new products, and better customization.  You can start using the ProtonMail Version 4.0 beta right now. It’s open …

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Why we oppose unregulated facial recognition surveillance

September 12th, 2019 in Articles & News

We created ProtonMail in 2014 because we were concerned about mass surveillance. At the time, governments were spying on our emails, text messages, and phone calls. Now there’s a new surveillance threat, but this time the information at risk isn’t our communications — it’s our bodies. Today, we’re joining other privacy advocates and businesses to …

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How to avoid becoming the next victim of a data breach

August 20th, 2019 in Security

The Internet is full of information about what companies should do to keep consumers’ personal data safe from hackers. And there’s plenty of advice for consumers who have already been the victim of a data breach. (You can read our article on the ProtonVPN blog about what to do if you were the victim of …

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What is PGP encryption and how does it work?

August 8th, 2019 in Security

When you send an encrypted email with ProtonMail, your message is automatically protected with PGP encryption. What is PGP? This article explains the tech behind our security promise. PGP stands for Pretty Good Privacy, but the name is an ironic understatement. In fact, PGP is the most widely used email encryption system in the world. …

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, …

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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 …

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

May 29th, 2019 in Articles & News

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 – Cover your online tracks, also care deeply about this mission. Between Disappear and the successful prequel, Nothing to Hide, director Marc Meillassoux has …

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