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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Announcing the 2020 Lifetime account auction and raffle – supporting a better internet and society

December 17th, 2020 in Articles & News

On Nov. 19, we asked you which organizations our community should support with our 2020 Lifetime account auction and raffle. We received hundreds of excellent suggestions, and after carefully considering where our contribution would be most effective and thoroughly vetting the organizations, we are excited to announce the beneficiaries we have selected. Given the challenges …

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EU’s resolution on encryption foreshadows likely anti-encryption push

December 15th, 2020 in Encryption

On Dec. 14, 2020, the Council of the European Union, which is made up of government ministers from the 27 EU member countries, released a vague, five-page resolution that calls for new rules to govern the use of encryption in Europe. The resolution, titled “The Council Resolution on Encryption,” is non-binding and does not provide …

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