Richie Koch


UK citizens want more privacy but don’t know where to look

December 3rd, 2021 in Articles & News

Nearly 90% of Britons are concerned about the privacy of their personal data online, but 20% don’t use any data protection practices at all. People around the world are becoming more and more concerned about how their data is collected and used but remain unsure of what they can do to protect themselves. This is …

The DMA has already inspired privacy laws worldwide, but it can be even stronger

November 18th, 2021 in Articles & News

It’s not perfect, but EU lawmakers still have time to save the DMA by letting people choose the core apps that come installed on their devices. On Monday, November 22, the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) will likely vote on its version of the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the EU’s …

This is the moment of truth for privacy and tech regulation in the US

July 22nd, 2021 in Articles & News

After being left behind when it comes to tackling Big Tech by the EU and its own states, the US government is finally taking action. Maybe.  In June, members of the US House of Representatives introduced six major bills to regulate Big Tech that, if passed, could create a more competitive internet and give people …

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The new ProtonMail has passed its independent security audit

July 5th, 2021 in Security

At ProtonMail, we believe everyone should be in control of their personal data. A critical component of controlling your data is having the ability to make informed decisions about who you entrust with your data and how it is secured. Most companies rely on security through obscurity and do not share their code, making it …

Introducing the new ProtonMail

June 8th, 2021 in Releases

A little over 7 years after we first released the first public beta for ProtonMail, we are excited to announce a newly redesigned ProtonMail for web! The new ProtonMail is available to everyone and offers a sharp new look, more personalization options, and an easy-to-use interface while still protecting your messages, contacts, and schedule with …

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The DMA should make Big Tech let you choose your default apps

May 20th, 2021 in Articles & News

At Proton, we have always stood for an internet that protects privacy, enables freedom, and serves the interests of everyone. We have consistently spoken out against recent anti-encryption efforts and worked to preserve privacy while making the internet a safer place.  An important aspect of ensuring a free and open internet is making sure that …

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Proton Calendar beta is now available for everyone who uses ProtonMail

April 14th, 2021 in Releases

Proton Calendar, our privacy-focused calendar app, is now available in beta on Android and web for everyone who has a ProtonMail account. Protected by the same end-to-end encryption used in ProtonMail, this simple, easy-to-use, and intuitive calendar will help you stay on top of your schedule while securing your data. If you already have ProtonMail, …

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The DMA could help make the internet a level playing field – but is the EU serious about taking on Big Tech?

January 26th, 2021 in Articles & News

Just a handful of massive companies, with wealth greater than some countries, controls almost every aspect of the internet. They can decide which voices to amplify or silence, which businesses to boost or crush (or acquire), and what personal data they will collect and monetize, all with almost no accountability or oversight. This centralization of …

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Plan events with friends and colleagues with event invitations in Proton Calendar

January 21st, 2021 in Releases

Have big plans? Now that you can use the Proton Calendar web app to send and receive event invitations, you can share your plans with anyone. This feature works with Proton Calendar as well as other popular calendars, allowing you to collaborate with colleagues and share your plans with friends, no matter what provider they …

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WhatsApp’s new privacy policy makes it less private

January 14th, 2021 in Privacy

Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp, has forced an ultimatum upon WhatsApp’s users: share future transactional data and metadata from the end-to-end encrypted messenger with Facebook, or lose access to your WhatsApp account.  Users are being informed of this new requirement via an in-app notification. If they do not accept the sweeping changes to WhatsApp’s terms …

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2020 was our biggest Lifetime account auction and raffle yet

December 30th, 2020 in Articles & News

We’re happy to announce that, with your support, the 2020 Lifetime account auction and raffle raised approximately $300,000 for good causes around the world!  The three Lifetime accounts that we auctioned went for about $14,500 each, while 15,348 raffle tickets were sold raising an additional $154,380. On top of this, Proton will be contributing an …

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Proton Drive now lets you share your stored files with secure links

December 17th, 2020 in Releases

This post was updated June 8, 2021. Today we’re adding an important new feature to the Proton Drive beta. You can now share any Proton Drive file with anyone by using a secure, shareable link. If you need to share sensitive material, you can require the link’s recipient to enter a password before they can …

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