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Who should we support with our 2020 Lifetime account auction?

November 19th, 2020 in Articles & News

For the past two years, we have auctioned three Proton Lifetime accounts to raise money for worthy causes. Last year, we raised over $60,000 to support Netblocks, 350.org, and the Web Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online project. For 2020, we’re looking to give even more, and we want you to help us decide where the funds …

Early access to Proton Drive is here! You can now secure your files with end-to-end encryption

November 16th, 2020 in Articles & News, Releases

Today we are pleased to announce the early access launch of Proton Drive, our new end-to-end encrypted cloud storage service.

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For Black Friday 2020, new users can get up to 50% off as well as early access to ProtonDrive

November 16th, 2020 in Articles & News

Now is a great time to take control of your privacy and support a free and open internet with limited-time Black Friday offers from Proton. This is a special opportunity to get Proton services at a discount, and this year we’re including something new. In addition to getting up to 50% off a ProtonMail Plus …

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How Big Tech monetizes the whole internet, not just their own platforms

October 29th, 2020 in Articles & News

The saying goes that if you aren’t paying for a product, you are the product. As a Facebook, Google, or Twitter user, it’s easy to think of yourself as the customer. But there’s a reason why you get access to these attractive and user-friendly services for free.  These companies make money by spying on you, …

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ProtonMail launches Import Assistant for quick email migration

October 22nd, 2020 in Articles & News

We’re happy to announce that you can now use Import Assistant in beta to safely transfer your messages and folders to ProtonMail’s end-to-end encrypted email service.  Import Assistant is initially accessible to all ProtonMail users with paid plans directly from the web app and it requires no installation or download. In the future, it will …

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The US congressional antitrust report is a win for privacy

October 7th, 2020 in Articles & News

Late Tuesday night, a US congressional subcommittee investigating the major tech companies for anti-competitive practices released its much-anticipated report. The document, over 400 pages long, describes an internet that is highly centralized around gigantic platforms that abuse their monopoly power to the detriment of internet users. This report by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, …

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EU courts ban indiscriminate metadata collection and retention

October 7th, 2020 in Articles & News

Over the past several years, data retention laws have become more and more popular in European countries. These require internet service providers, telecom companies, and online platforms to store metadata about their users, making it much easier for governments to implement mass surveillance. On Oct. 6, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) …

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Statement regarding BGP hijacking on September 29

October 1st, 2020 in Articles & News

At Proton, we strive to plan for all contingencies that might affect our service. Our efforts paid off on Tuesday, September 29 (around 4 AM Wednesday morning, Australia time), allowing us to turn a very serious incident into a minor inconvenience for some of our users. As far as we currently understand the situation, this …

Proton launches the Coalition for App Fairness

Why we support app store antitrust investigations

September 24th, 2020 in Articles & News, Privacy

We updated this article on Sept. 25, 2020, to provide more context about why Proton is joining the Coalition for App Fairness. In recent months, regulators in both the US and Europe have begun looking into app store policies. These investigations are not only centered on Apple, but are also looking at Google Play and app stores …

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Proton supports freedom in Belarus

August 19th, 2020 in Articles & News

Belarusians are in the streets, no longer willing to live under the tyranny of “Europe’s last dictator.” We at Proton stand with the people of Belarus against the violent suppression of their freedoms, and we would like to once again offer our support to any independent groups fighting for democracy on the ground. The Aug. …

Three basic facts Congress must understand about Big Tech

July 24th, 2020 in Articles & News

Wednesday, July 29, is an important day for the future of the Internet. At noon local time in Washington, DC, the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google will appear virtually before US lawmakers who are investigating their companies for illegal anticompetitive practices. But there is a big risk that legislators will once again miss …

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Chinese government builds new Great Firewall around Hong Kong

July 6th, 2020 in Articles & News

The governing body of Hong Kong rushed approval of Article 43, which grants sweeping powers to Hong Kong law enforcement, including the ability to intercept private communications and censor online media without a warrant. These regulations specify the powers that the Hong Kong government can take under the National Security Law that was passed by …

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