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Data breach prevention illustration
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The Internet is full of information about what companies should do to keep consumers’ personal data safe from hackers. And there’s plenty of advice for consumers who have already been the victim of a data breach. (You can read our article on the Prot
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Learn what PGP encryption is, how it works, and the simplest way to secure your emails with PGP. When Edward Snowden secretly communicated his surveillance revelations to journalists in 2013, he used PGP encryption. Over the years, thousands around
Proton Mail for Journalist
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Proton Mail is a free, encrypted email service that protects your messages from hackers, government surveillance, and data breaches. Not even Proton Mail can access your emails. Download the Proton Mail guide for journalists “Unencrypted journalist
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You probably already know some obvious password safety tips, like don’t use “password” as your password. But did you know a password like “Ch@ll3ng3r%$” is not much more secure?  Sure, it mixes upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and special char
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For decades, information security experts have tried to get people to create stronger passwords by requiring a minimum length (usually eight characters), plus at least one capital letter, one number, and one special character (like @, #, or !). This
Internet privacy
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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
Privacy vs security
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Four years ago, the Pew Research Center, a US think tank, asked hundreds of cybersecurity experts to weigh in on a simple question: “By 2025, will a major cyber-attack have caused widespread harm to a nation’s security and capacity to defend itself a
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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
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Crossing an international border is often a stressful experience. It becomes all the more stressful if you are pulled aside for further inspection. Border searches, including phone searches and laptop searches, have become more common in recent years
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