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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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How Apple uses anti-competitive practices to extort developers and support authoritarian regimes

June 22nd, 2020 in Articles & News

Last week, the European Commission announced, in response to a complaint filed by Spotify, that it would be opening an investigation into Apple’s App Store practices, which potentially constitutes an illegal breach of EU competition laws. At Proton, we applaud this decision, and also Spotify’s bravery in bringing this complaint in the first place.  Following …

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Getting started with ProtonMail the easy way

May 28th, 2020 in Articles & News

This article takes you through all the factors to consider when moving to a new email provider and leaving privacy-invasive companies such as Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo Mail. Switching your email provider may feel as difficult as moving to a new house or changing your name. There’s so much to do: telling your contacts, updating …

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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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We’re offering extra resources in response to COVID-19

April 8th, 2020 in Articles & News

We are living through a situation that is unprecedented in modern history. At a moment of great professional uncertainty and personal stress, we are also being asked to be apart from each other physically.  Over the last few weeks, we have taken immediate steps to keep our employees and their families safe. This includes mandating …

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