Mirror sites, spyware, and journalists in exile: An interview with RSF

May 3rd, 2022 in Articles & News, Opinion

The freedom of the press is essential to democracy and allows you to be aware of whether your rights are being respected. Unfortunately, journalists worldwide are facing unprecedented intimidation, surveillance, and censorship. This is why Proton has always stood with journalists. Empowering them with the security, privacy, and freedom to report the truth has always …

People overwhelmingly want #ChoiceOverDefaults in the DMA

March 17th, 2022 in Articles & News

The Digital Markets Act (DMA) is the EU’s chance to ban Big Tech’s self-preferencing via default apps in favor of a choice screen when setting up a new device. By letting you choose the core apps such as email on your device, the amendments on defaults in the DMA can stop Big Tech from locking …

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Proton news and updates

March 26th, 2021 in Articles & News, Proton news

Over the past year, a lot has happened that we have not always been able to share on our blog due to all the work going on. Recently, we have been focused on building a completely new version of ProtonMail for web and mobile (which you can preview at beta.protonmail.com). We’re also working on launching …

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The DMA could help make the internet a level playing field – but is the EU serious about taking on Big Tech?

January 26th, 2021 in Articles & News, Blog, Privacy news

Just a handful of massive companies, with wealth greater than some countries, controls almost every aspect of the internet. They can decide which voices to amplify or silence, which businesses to boost or crush (or acquire), and what personal data they will collect and monetize, all with almost no accountability or oversight. This centralization of …

Two things unite Brits: Everyone wants to protect their privacy and no one knows how to

January 9th, 2021 in Articles & News, Blog, Opinion, Privacy news

According to a survey of 2,070 UK adults, roughly 90% of Brits are worried about their online data remaining private, but 20% don’t use any data protection practices at all. At Proton, we’re leading the fight for an internet where privacy is the default, and we want everyone to be able to choose what happens …

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2020 was our biggest Lifetime account auction and raffle yet

December 30th, 2020 in Articles & News, Company news, Proton news

We’re happy to announce that, with your support, the 2020 Lifetime account auction and raffle raised approximately $300,000 for good causes around the world!  The three Lifetime accounts that we auctioned went for about $14,500 each, while 15,348 raffle tickets were sold raising an additional $154,380. On top of this, Proton will be contributing an …

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Announcing the 2020 Lifetime account auction and raffle – supporting a better internet and society

December 17th, 2020 in Articles & News, Company news, Proton news

On Nov. 19, we asked you which organizations our community should support with our 2020 Lifetime account auction and raffle. We received hundreds of excellent suggestions, and after carefully considering where our contribution would be most effective and thoroughly vetting the organizations, we are excited to announce the beneficiaries we have selected. Given the challenges …

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Who should we support with our 2020 Lifetime account auction?

November 19th, 2020 in Articles & News, Company news, Proton news

UPDATE Dec. 1, 2020: Given the number of user suggestions, we will announce which organizations we selected and begin the Lifetime account auction and raffle the week of Dec. 7. 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 …

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

November 16th, 2020 in Articles & News, Product news, Proton 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, Company news, Proton 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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The US congressional antitrust report is a win for privacy

October 7th, 2020 in Articles & News, Blog, Privacy 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, Blog, Privacy 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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