We oppose facial recognition surveillance

Why we oppose unregulated facial recognition surveillance

September 12th, 2019 in Articles & News

We created ProtonMail in 2014 because we were concerned about mass surveillance. At the time, governments were spying on our emails, text messages, and phone calls. Now there’s a new surveillance threat, but this time the information at risk isn’t our communications — it’s our bodies. Today, we’re joining other privacy advocates and businesses to …

Clarifying ProtonMail and Huawei

September 8th, 2019 in Articles & News

As there has been a lot of inaccurate information circulating online about ProtonMail and Huawei, the purpose of this blog post is to clarify the facts and provide information to the Proton community. Background On September 5th, 2019, we announced that we would be bringing ProtonMail to the F-droid alternative app store as part of …

Alternative app stores for ProtonMail’s Android app

September 5th, 2019 in Articles & News

UPDATE Sept 8th, 2019 – This blog post has been reported in some mainstream media as ProtonMail is considering to “partner with Huawei”. ProtonMail is not partnering with Huawei. We are simply considering allowing ProtonMail to be used by people with Huawei devices. That is very different. A better explanation can be found here. At …

Statement on the attempted phishing attack against Bellingcat

July 27th, 2019 in Articles & News

Earlier this week, investigative journalists at Bellingcat were targeted by a sophisticated phishing attack. As there has been some incorrect reporting about the incident, we are releasing a statement to provide clarification. On July 24, investigative journalists at Bellingcat, which utilize ProtonMail to secure their communications, were targeted by a sophisticated phishing attack that attempted …

Think you have nothing to hide? Filmmaker Marc Meillassoux says think again.

May 29th, 2019 in Articles & News

ProtonMail is supporting the crowdfunding campaign for Disappear – Cover your online tracks, a new documentary project by the makers of Nothing to Hide. At ProtonMail, one pillar of our mission is to educate the public about why online privacy is so important to democracy and human freedom. The creators of the new documentary, Disappear …

Introducing GopenPGP, an open source encryption library for native applications

May 15th, 2019 in Articles & News

Open source is a core principle of ProtonMail. We’re excited to make even more of our code available for independent inspection and use by the developer community. In 2016, ProtonMail became the maintainer of OpenPGP.js, the world’s most widely used Javascript email encryption library. Since then we have updated the library with new features, such …

ProtonMail is dropping support for Internet Explorer 11

May 7th, 2019 in Articles & News

If you still use Internet Explorer, you will need to switch to a more secure, modern web browser to access ProtonMail. When ProtonMail 4.0 is released later this year, we will no longer support Internet Explorer (IE), including the newest version, IE 11. Anyone trying to access ProtonMail from IE after the update will be …

Using ProtonMail for Journalism

May 3rd, 2019 in Articles & News

ProtonMail is a free, encrypted email service that protects your messages from hackers, government surveillance, and data breaches. Not even ProtonMail can access your emails. To download a copy of this post as a PDF, click here. “Unencrypted journalist-source communication is unforgivably reckless.”— Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower “I’m afraid for the safety of those I …

We support stronger privacy regulations in California

April 17th, 2019 in Articles & News

ProtonMail has joined 23 other tech companies to endorse the Privacy for All Act of 2019, which would give millions of people more control over their data. We want everyone to have access to online privacy and security. It’s why we created ProtonMail and ProtonVPN. But technological tools alone can’t get us there. We need …

ProtonMail supports data journalists through the European Journalism Centre

April 8th, 2019 in Articles & News

On Thursday, the European Journalism Centre launched DataJournalism.com, a forum and educational tool for data journalists. We’re excited to support their important work. At the intersection of coding and journalism lies data journalism. Data journalists use analytic and data visualization software to turn raw figures into stories that can inform, surprise, and inspire. Their work …

Update on the attempted blocking of ProtonMail email servers in Russia

March 12th, 2019 in Articles & News

In the past week, the Russian government has been attempting to prevent Russian citizens from sending messages to ProtonMail. We believe this block is unjustified, and we will restore full services to users in Russia. As some people in the ProtonMail community have noticed, at the start of March, some mail servers in Russia started …

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We have been awarded €2 million from the EU to further develop the Proton ecosystem

March 8th, 2019 in Articles & News

We are happy to announce that the European Commission has awarded €2 million to Proton Technologies AG, the parent company of ProtonMail and ProtonVPN, to develop a suite of encrypted services. Proton Technologies has always been engaged in research as a legacy of our scientific past. Whether it’s designing open source cryptographic libraries, modernizing existing …

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