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What the latest email spying scandal means for user privacy

February 14th, 2020 in Articles & News

On Monday, Vice’s Motherboard broke yet another story revealing the extent to which companies are monetizing their users. Reporter Joseph Cox’s investigation revealed how Edison, an email productivity app, is scraping users’ personal inboxes for purchase receipts and shipment tracking updates. Using this data, the company can create “detailed behavior patterns” for its users, selling …

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Russia’s ProtonMail block – New revelations and information

January 31st, 2020 in Articles & News

You can read this blog post in Russian below. Этот пост доступен на русском языке ниже. On Jan. 29, the Russian government announced via an official website that effective immediately, ProtonMail would be blocked in Russia. (ProtonVPN, however, is not blocked.) Since then, we have taken action to address the situation, and today ProtonMail is …

Together with the community, we’ve given away more than €100,000 for important causes

December 31st, 2019 in Articles & News

We’re happy to announce that the 2019 Lifetime account auction has raised over €30,000. Proton will match these contributions for a total donation of over €60,000 to three organizations working to build a more equitable, free, and sustainable world: NetBlocks, 350.org, and the Web Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online project. This is the second year of …

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Mark the date! The ProtonCalendar beta is here

December 30th, 2019 in Articles & News

A calendar is more than just a tool. It’s a record of the moments that make up your life — your big meetings, your gatherings with friends, and children’s birthdays. For the longest time, to easily organize these events, you had to let large corporations monitor these special moments. These companies snoop on your calendar …

We’re auctioning Lifetime Accounts to support a free and fair Internet and a more sustainable future

December 19th, 2019 in Articles & News

Last week we asked you for suggestions about which organizations you think we should help with our Lifetime Auction and you responded with hundreds of worthy causes and institutes. All of your recommendations aligned with the Proton philosophy of creating a more secure and private Internet and defending human rights. However, as we went through …

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The Lifetime Account auction is back! Help us decide who to support

December 6th, 2019 in Articles & News

After the success of last year’s auction, we are selling three more Proton Lifetime Accounts this year to benefit organizations worthy of our community’s support. The auctions will take place on eBay and will start next week at 8 PM Central European Time on Dec. 19 and run until Dec. 29. If you’re interested in …

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Everything wrong with the EU’s proposals for gathering electronic evidence

November 29th, 2019 in Articles & News

The European Commission recently submitted proposals for new rules governing how e-evidence is gathered by law enforcement agencies. E-evidence would include things like emails, messages, and other data related to a possible crime or investigation. It is certainly important that law enforcement can gather evidence and conduct thorough criminal investigations. However, just as there are …

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Our Black Friday sale has started! Get up to 50% off ProtonMail and ProtonVPN

November 26th, 2019 in Articles & News

Update Nov. 30, 2019: Because ProtonMail only offers discounts once per year, we have decided to extend our Black Friday promotion until 11:59 PM on Dec. 8, 2019, San Francisco time. (That’s 2:59 AM Dec. 9 in New York and 8:59 AM Dec. 9 in Geneva, Switzerland.) This extension will give anyone who wasn’t able …

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Update on Belarus blocking Proton servers

November 15th, 2019 in Articles & News

UPDATE Nov. 19, 2019: We have recently confirmed that our users in Belarus can access ProtonMail and ProtonVPN once again. While there has been no official communication as to why ProtonMail and ProtonVPN were unblocked (or why we were blocked in the first place), public outcry seems to have played a part. Both Roskomsvoboda, a …

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Get the ProtonMail IT security ebook for small businesses

November 7th, 2019 in Articles & News

IT security is crucial to success in today’s economy. A data breach can cost you time, money, and your customers’ trust. Yet, due to a lack of funding, time, and expertise, most small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are unprepared to deal with basic cyber threats. As a result, most victims of data breaches are small …

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ProtonMail iOS app goes open source!

October 30th, 2019 in Articles & News

We’re happy to announce that the ProtonMail iOS app is now fully open source.  We believe in transparency, the power of community, and building a more private and secure future for all. That’s why our web app has been open source since 2015, and it’s why we have contributed to the open source community by …

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Say hello to the future of ProtonMail! Introducing Version 4.0 beta

October 24th, 2019 in Articles & News

Today we’re unveiling our biggest redesign ever. Not only does ProtonMail Version 4.0 look more modern on the surface, it’s part of our ongoing transition to a newer software framework that lays the foundation for future features, new products, and better customization.  You can start using the ProtonMail Version 4.0 beta right now. It’s open …

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