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Swiss laws and encryption protect Proton users from abortion-related data requests
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The United States is notoriously weak on privacy laws. With its secret surveillance courts and all-powerful spy agencies, the US has many tools to collect data on people within its jurisdiction and beyond. Recently, that power has been used to prose
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The first month of 2023 has brought brutal layoffs from Big Tech, a potential ban of TikTok in the US, and another Twitter breach. But the biggest development of this new year has to be the ascent of ChatGPT.  The chatbot can produce remarkably huma
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Hackers were able to steal account details from over 200 million Twitter users and posted the database on a hacking forum in early January 2023. These details include users’ email addresses and Twitter handles, allowing people to potentially identify
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One of the biggest tech stories of 2022 didn’t make the biggest headlines but it could show where Big Tech is headed. It came out of documents leaked from Facebook in April, followed by transcripts of a deposition with two of the company’s senior eng
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For years, Apple watched Google and Meta make billions by collecting every scrap of people’s data to target them with ads. Now it appears it was just taking notes. Apple’s advertising operation follows the surveillance capitalism model of its rivals
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This week, Google agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by 40 US states for $391.5 million. Law enforcement officials in those states said the company had secretly tracked the locations of Android users who thought their location tracking was turned off
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Although Proton’s mission has always revolved around privacy, we’ve also spent a lot of time pushing for a more level playing field online. This isn’t by accident. The future of privacy depends on society’s ability to adopt an alternative vision of t
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TikTok’s in-app browser can track every button or link you tap and every keystroke you type, according to an iOS Privacy review article from tech privacy researcher Felix Krause. This goes beyond the standard data collection we’ve sadly come to expec
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Updated October 10, 2022 The Proton community trusts us to keep their information secure and private, and we take this trust seriously. That is why we are excited to announce that we will continue working with Bug Bounty Switzerland as part of our b
Privacy and the metaverse
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On October 28, 2021, Facebook announced the rebranding of its parent company from Facebook to Meta. Since then, the term “metaverse” has been a hot topic of discussion.  From facial expressions to biometric data, the metaverse has the potential to c
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Proton is a privacy-by-default alternative to Big Tech ecosystems, one that is neutral and puts people first. Much more than just a visual refresh that makes our apps more modern and easier to use, the new Proton brings our services together to form