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IMPROVE YOUR ONLINE PRIVACY WITH THIS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE, DEVELOPED BY THE PROTON TEAM. HERE, WE’LL HELP YOU DETERMINE YOUR THREAT MODEL AND TAKE STEPS TO ACHIEVE ONLINE PRIVACY THAT MEETS YOUR NEEDS. Updated February 2024 Total internet privacy i
black friday scams
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You’ve heard the one about the Nigerian prince and the lottery windfall (we just need your bank account and social security number!). But email phishing scams are getting more sophisticated and persuasive. While they come in a variety of forms, the g
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If your child is old enough to have a smartphone, then there’s a good chance you didn’t even have access to the Internet when you were a kid. You never had to think about online privacy growing up, and neither did your parents. But today it’s impera
google privacy problem
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The Wall Street Journal recently published an article highlighting privacy concerns related to Gmail’s use of third-party apps. When users install tools known as “add-ons” in their Gmail accounts, they are often giving outside companies full access t
What is Zero-access encryption
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Most of us would not give our private, personal information to strangers and then trust them not to leak it. But that’s essentially what we do every time we store chat histories, email, documents, and pictures on the cloud. When you save a document t
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Hacks are surprisingly commonplace. In 2014, for instance, nearly half of all American adults had some form of data stolen from corporate servers in a 12-month span, according to CNN. Credit cards, telephone numbers, and login credentials are falling
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PROTON MAIL IS AN ENCRYPTED EMAIL SERVICE THAT TAKES A RADICALLY DIFFERENT APPROACH TO EMAIL SECURITY. FIND OUT HOW PROTON MAIL SECURITY COMPARES TO GMAIL SECURITY. In 2014, Proton Mail became the world’s first email service to protect data with en
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These days, email breaches are becoming increasingly common for enterprises. There are however reliable ways to prevent email breaches, or reduce their impact. It should really come as no surprise that email hacks are on the rise. As businesses go d
vpn trust
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Determining whether a VPN service is trustworthy can be complicated. Fortunately, there are a few easy steps you can follow to know if a VPN service can be trusted. The importance of trust when it comes to VPN services cannot be underestimated. Give
best vpn service
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As the world’s largest encrypted email provider, people have frequently asked us what is the best VPN service. In this article, we discuss what to be aware of when choosing a VPN service, and our recommended VPN security requirements. WHAT IS A VPN
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Most of us at Proton Mail are part of the last generation born before the World Wide Web was created in 1989 at CERN in Switzerland. In the previous 30 years, the web has transformed our world, and we now spend more and more of our lives online. In t