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Australia’s vague anti-encryption law sets a dangerous new precedent

December 7th, 2018 in Articles & News, Encryption

On Thursday, the Australian government and its Labor partners rammed a shockingly invasive anti-encryption law through Parliament, over the objections of experts, businesses, and civil rights groups. The Assistance and Access (A&A) law requires tech companies to help law enforcement agencies break into individuals’ encrypted data. Using secret warrants, the government can even compel a …

2018 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale: Get up to 50% off with two-year plans!

November 23rd, 2018 in Articles & News

ProtonMail goes on sale just once a year, and this year we are offering our biggest ever discount. Both new users and existing users can get up to 50% off on paid plans from Nov. 23 until Nov. 30. Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is the only time of the year we offer discounted ProtonMail …

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Don’t fall for Black Friday email scams

November 22nd, 2018 in Articles & News

It’s Thanksgiving in America, which means you’re getting a barrage of Black Friday emails promoting discounts on your holiday shopping. Here are the email scams to watch out for. You’ve heard the one about the Nigerian prince and the lottery windfall (we just need your bank account and social security number!). But email phishing scams …

Introducing Contact Groups, an easy way to reach more people in ProtonMail

November 20th, 2018 in Articles & News

ProtonMail’s new Contact Groups feature makes it simple to organize your contacts and send emails to dozens of contacts at once. Ever coordinated a social event, a parents group, or a team of colleagues at work? For those moments when you want everyone on the same page, you want a feature like Contact Groups to …

On our four-year anniversary, a look into the future of ProtonMail

September 13th, 2018 in Articles & News

Four years ago, over 10,000 people contributed to our crowdfunding campaign and jumpstarted our mission to create a more secure and private Internet for all. The job is far from done. Today, we reflect on what we’ve accomplished together so far and where we are going next. In the summer of 2014, we shared our …

Apophis Squad member responsible for attacks against ProtonMail has been arrested

September 6th, 2018 in Articles & News

In order to protect our user community, we have a zero-tolerance policy for criminal acts committed against ProtonMail, or criminal acts committed using ProtonMail. Earlier this week, the British National Crime Agency announced the arrest of George Duke-Cohan, also known by his aliases“7R1D3N7,”“DoubleParallax,” and, more recently, “optcz1.” At ProtonMail, we unfortunately have to face off …

Introducing Address Verification and Full PGP Support

July 25th, 2018 in Articles & News, Security

Address Verification allows you to be sure you are securely communicating with the right person, while PGP support adds encrypted email interoperability. Starting with the latest release of ProtonMail on web (v3.14), iOS and Android (v1.9), and the latest versions of the ProtonMail IMAP/SMTP Bridge, ProtonMail now supports Address Verification, along with full PGP interoperability …

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Gmail’s privacy problem and why it matters

July 5th, 2018 in Articles & News

Gmail faced a storm of criticism this week over its practice of sharing users’ emails with third-party developers. But Gmail’s failures run much deeper than that: The entire business model is incompatible with a free society. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article highlighting privacy concerns related to Gmail’s use of third-party apps. When users …

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We need your help to test new hardware prototypes

June 15th, 2018 in Articles & News

We’ve always valued our community’s feedback and thrived thanks to your input—whether through our annual survey or your comments on social media. Now we want to go a step further and involve the ProtonMail community in the testing of early stage prototypes. June 21st Update – We have now received enough applications for testers (over 2000 people)! We …

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Everything you need to know about GDPR compliance and email security

May 24th, 2018 in Articles & News

Encrypted email can help you comply with privacy laws, limit the risk of hacks and data breaches, and improve your company’s overall online security strategy. New regulations always create compliance-induced headaches for companies. But in this case, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) presents an enormous opportunity for businesses to improve their …

Statement from PGP developers about eFail

May 24th, 2018 in Articles & News

Recent news reports regarding “eFail” have contained significant errors regarding the security of PGP email encryption. It is necessary to correct the record. Edited May 25th, 2018 to remove the GPGTools recommendation due to the fact that Apple still has not patched certain Apple Mail vulnerabilities. We are the developers of Enigmail, Mailvelope, ProtonMail, and …

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Concerned about SESTA-FOSTA? Learn how ProtonMail protects your privacy

April 18th, 2018 in Articles & News

Donald Trump signed SESTA-FOSTA into law, a policy ostensibly meant to prevent sexual trafficking. In reality, the law undermines free expression online and may even jeopardize the safety of sex workers.   On Thursday, US President Donald Trump signed into law a controversial bill known as SESTA-FOSTA (short for Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act and …

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