Privacy Basics

End-to-end encryption is the most secure way to communicate privately and securely online. By encrypting messages at both ends of a conversation, end-to-end encryption prevents anyone in the middle from reading private communications. Until recently
Short Message Service (SMS), also known simply as text messaging, has been with us since the birth of mobile phones (the first-ever text message was sent over the Vodaphone network in 1992).  SMS is supported by almost every mobile network provider
Email protocols explained IMAP and SMTP are protocols used by email clients to send and receive emails.  POP3 is a legacy standard that is used less and less often these days. * SMTP * IMAP * POP3 * APIs * Proton Mail and SMTP, IMAP, and POP3
If you are doing research into data privacy laws, you will eventually come across the terms “personally identifiable information” and “personal data”. We explain what those terms mean, how they are different, and what you can do to protect your PII o
Most of us created our first email addresses when we were teenagers using the internet for the first time. Unfortunately, some of these email addresses consist of childhood nicknames, names of pets, and other awkward monikers, causing us embarrassmen
Since our launch in 2014, our vision has been to build an internet where privacy is the default. For us, this not only means empowering people with the right tools to defend their online privacy, but also encouraging safe and responsible use of the i
There are lots of instances when you want to send the same email to multiple people. Sometimes, you want everyone to be part of the conversation and see each other’s responses. Other times, you want to send the same email to multiple people, but you
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Everything you need to know about cloud computing. Before the internet, your computer performed all its computing tasks locally. Your computer’s CPU and memory (etc.) were used to process information that was also stored locally (for example, on you
Your personal data is the currency of the digital age. With every click, swipe, and like, you produce a wealth of information about yourself that companies track and collect, making it crucial to protect your online privacy. However, have you thought
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Spam email (or just “spam”) is unsolicited messages sent out in bulk by email, usually for commercial purposes.  The term spam originated from a Monty Python sketch about the canned pork product, Spam. * Is spam dangerous? * How do spammers get
Privacy policies explain how organizations collect and secure your personal information, but few people read them. Here’s how to quickly check a privacy policy to take back control of your data. When you last bought something online, you may have gl