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Enhancing protection and information for activists

September 24th, 2021 in Articles & News

ProtonMail was founded in 2014 to build a better internet where privacy is the default, and to protect activists, journalists, and ordinary people from online surveillance. We are activists ourselves, and over the years we have supported movements around the world from Hong Kong to Belarus to Myanmar, both with our products and through direct …

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee joins Proton’s advisory board

September 8th, 2021 in Articles & News

We are proud and humbled to announce that Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a fellow former scientist from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the inventor of the World Wide Web, will be joining Proton’s advisory board. Our vision is to build an internet where privacy is the default by creating an ecosystem of services …

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Important clarifications regarding arrest of climate activist

September 6th, 2021 in Articles & News

Updated 24 September 2021 We would like to provide important clarifications regarding the case of the climate activist who was recently arrested by French police on criminal charges. We are also deeply concerned about this case and deplore that the legal tools for serious crimes are being used in this way. In the interest of …

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Why you should care about Zoom’s $85m privacy lawsuit

August 12th, 2021 in Articles & News

Zoom has agreed to pay an $85 million settlement after falsely claiming calls were protected with end-to-end encryption and for handing over people’s data to Facebook and Google without their consent. This is the latest development in a list of privacy and security issues faced by the video platform that we first wrote about back …

“We are responsible for creating a culture in which we can remain private.” — Carissa Véliz on data privacy

July 28th, 2021 in Articles & News

The widespread collection and monetization of citizens’ data used to fund companies like Google and Facebook is often referred to as the “data economy”. The vast amount of information that these companies hold has since been used to predict and influence people’s behavior on a huge scale. Calling for the end of the data economy …

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 …

It is time to ban surveillance-based advertising

July 7th, 2021 in Articles & News

Recently, the Norwegian Consumer Council published a report calling for a ban on surveillance-based ads. In solidarity, Proton joined the other undersigned organizations in sending the following letter on Wednesday, July 7th, to EU and US regulators. We encourage them to take action against surveillance-based advertising during legislative sessions and any relevant privacy discussions. Surveillance-based …

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Clarification regarding ProtonMail, Belarus, and Ryanair flight 4978

May 28th, 2021 in Articles & News

On May 26, 2021, an email sent to the Minsk airport was made public by investigative journalists working with The email in question was not leaked or obtained from ProtonMail. As an encrypted email service, we do not have the ability to decrypt or read user messages. However, the message is readable on the receiving …

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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 七歲了!

May 19th, 2021 in Articles & News

我們認為要讓世界變得更美好,必須要先建構一個保護隱私的網際網路。基於這個理念,我們於 2014 年 5 月創建了 ProtonMail。 今日,在 ProtonMail 問世 7 週年之際,我們想回顧這個歷程並感謝一路上幫助我們取得今天成就的所有人。 Proton是由相聚於 CERN 的科學家共同創建。CERN 是全球資訊網(World Wide Web)的誕生地,也是孕育Proton的搖籃。 在過去 7 年裡,隨著人們選擇 ProtonMail、ProtonVPN 和其他 Proton 產品來保護自身隱私,我們的規模也急速增長。ProtonMail 在2014 年時,仍被視作小眾產品,因為當時「打造隱私優先的網際網路」被認為是一個瘋狂的想法。但這個理念在今天卻似乎已成為一種共識。 我們認為人們對隱私權態度的轉變將使世界變得更美好,而我們也自豪 Proton 及我們的社群自始一路引領這個趨勢變革。 若要用字面詮釋,Proton 為人類而生,也依人類為生。 那場結果超乎預期的群眾募資以及你們在過去 7 年的持續支持造就了今日的我們 ──  Proton 不斷茁壯,並打造了更多專注於保護隱私的新服務,包括 ProtonVPN、Proton Calendar 和 Proton Drive。 我們一同更活躍於談論隱私權,例如提倡注重保護隱私的服務、對大型科技公司和政府監控提出質疑,並呼籲各界制定更完善的資料保護法。 有你們同在,我們也能一起重建網際網路,讓網路用戶重新掌握自身的資料分享權。 繼續向理想邁進 今日,已有超過 5000 萬人註冊 Proton 的服務,印證隱私權正逐漸成為主流價值。 如果沒有 Proton 社群擁護隱私,這一切都不可能發生。 然而,我們還有許多任務在身。 現在,仍然有數十億人在使用沒有保障用戶核心利益的網際網路,他們的資料仍被用於謀取利益。 …

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Proton turns 7

May 19th, 2021 in Articles & News

In May 2014, we created ProtonMail on the premise that an internet where privacy is the default is essential to building a better world. On the 7th anniversary of the founding of ProtonMail, we wanted to take a moment to reflect and thank everyone who helped us get where we are today. Proton’s history as …

Choosing the perfect email provider for your business

May 6th, 2021 in Articles & News

Modern business email tools are often built to get you in and out of your inbox as fast as possible, keeping you informed and organized. Often, however, this efficiency comes at the cost of privacy and security. You also need an email provider that helps keep your sensitive data secure, not one that is a …

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