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What you need to know about contact tracing apps and privacy

May 15th, 2020 in Privacy

Nearly all public health experts say we will have to employ testing and tracing on a massive scale to combat the spread of COVID-19. This has led a number of countries and tech companies to develop coronavirus contact tracing apps for smartphones. The idea is that such an app would allow someone who tested positive …

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The truth about anonymized data

April 30th, 2020 in Privacy

Many companies that handle personal information reassure their users by saying that all the data is “anonymized.” If you don’t know any better, that sounds reassuring. However, the method most companies use to anonymize data and the size of modern databases make it easy for attackers to re-identify individuals. From medical records to cell phone …

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Multi-account feature enters beta on ProtonMail iOS

April 29th, 2020 in Releases

Version 1.12 of ProtonMail iOS lets you manage multiple ProtonMail accounts on your phone without needing to log in and log out repeatedly. This makes it perfect for business owners, freelancers, or anyone else who likes to use multiple inboxes to stay organized. Multi-account support Ever since we introduced the multi-account feature for ProtonMail Android, …

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All ProtonMail apps are now open source, as Android joins the list!

April 23rd, 2020 in Articles & News

Starting today, every app you use to access your ProtonMail inbox is open source and has passed an independent security audit. One of our guiding principles is transparency. You deserve to know who we are, how our products can and cannot protect you, and how we keep your data private. We believe this level of …

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ProtonMail Bridge is now open source!

April 15th, 2020 in Articles & News

We are one step closer to fully open sourcing all our apps. ProtonMail Bridge joins iOS and the web app as open source software, and it has also passed an independent security audit. Trust and transparency are core values of ProtonMail. We want you to know who is on our team and how we protect …

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Working from home: A security guide from ProtonMail’s IT security experts

March 30th, 2020 in Security

Working from home is one of the many massive societal changes that COVID-19 has forced upon the world. Millions of people are now handling sensitive work data outside their office for the first time. It can be hard enough to keep data secure in the office, where there are IT security officers to monitor the …

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Using Zoom? Here are the privacy issues you need to be aware of

March 20th, 2020 in Privacy

Zoom has seen a flood of new users as the COVID-19 outbreak forces more and more employees to transition to working from home. Zoom’s big selling point is its near-frictionless video calls. However, new users should be aware of the company’s privacy practices. By looking through its privacy policy and some of its support documents, …

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Political campaigns and your personal data

March 13th, 2020 in Privacy

During this American presidential election campaign season, politicians have scored points calling out tech companies for abusing the personal data of their users. Yet many political campaigns are engaged in very similar practices.  Political campaigns are now sophisticated data operations that collect mass amounts of personal information from their supporters and potential voters. Their methodology …

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Introducing DKIM key management, a new feature to protect against domain name impersonation

February 27th, 2020 in Releases

It is now harder for hackers and spammers to impersonate ProtonMail users that have custom domain email addresses. We have introduced the DKIM key management in beta, which allows you to manually rotate your DKIM keys. This is part of our continuing effort to make it more difficult for attackers to impersonate our users’ custom …

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What the latest email spying scandal means for user privacy

February 14th, 2020 in Articles & News

On Monday, Vice’s Motherboard broke yet another story revealing the extent to which companies are monetizing their users. Reporter Joseph Cox’s investigation revealed how Edison, an email productivity app, is scraping users’ personal inboxes for purchase receipts and shipment tracking updates. Using this data, the company can create “detailed behavior patterns” for its users, selling …

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Mark the date! The ProtonCalendar beta is here

December 30th, 2019 in Articles & News

A calendar is more than just a tool. It’s a record of the moments that make up your life — your big meetings, your gatherings with friends, and children’s birthdays. For the longest time, to easily organize these events, you had to let large corporations monitor these special moments. These companies snoop on your calendar …

We’re auctioning Lifetime Accounts to support a free and fair Internet and a more sustainable future

December 19th, 2019 in Articles & News

Last week we asked you for suggestions about which organizations you think we should help with our Lifetime Auction and you responded with hundreds of worthy causes and institutes. All of your recommendations aligned with the Proton philosophy of creating a more secure and private Internet and defending human rights. However, as we went through …

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