Privacy News

The number of data requests the US government sent to Google has increased 510% since 2010. US government requests to Facebook have also increased 364% since the beginning of 2013. The databases of private companies are increasingly being used to mon
As the world is grappling with a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, fraudsters are trying to capitalize on the state of panic and even the goodwill of others. More than 1,400 coronavirus-related domains were registered over the past three m
Zoom has seen a flood of new users as the COVID-19 outbreak forces more and more employees to transition to working from home. Zoom’s big selling point is its near-frictionless video calls. However, new users should be aware of the company’s privacy
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 pur
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. I
We created Proton Mail in 2014 because we were concerned about mass surveillance. At the time, governments were spying on our emails, text messages, and phone calls. Now there’s a new surveillance threat, but this time the information at risk isn’t o
Aug. 7, 2019 update: The government has reversed its surveillance strategy, claiming the whole program was a “test” that is now complete, according to Reuters. If you installed a government root certificate on your device, you may now uninstall it wi
GOOGLE RECENTLY GENERATED A FLURRY OF COVERAGE ABOUT ITS SUPPOSED PRIVACY PIVOT, INCLUDING AN OP-ED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BY CHIEF EXECUTIVE SUNDAR PICHAI. “WE FEEL PRIVILEGED THAT BILLIONS OF PEOPLE TRUST PRODUCTS LIKE SEARCH, CHROME, MAPS, AND ANDR
WITHOUT END-TO-END ENCRYPTION, GMAIL CONFIDENTIAL MODE IS LITTLE MORE THAN A MARKETING STRATEGY. LEARN WHY PRIVACY EXPERTS CALL GOOGLE’S PRIVACY FEATURES “MISLEADING.” When we launched Proton Mail nearly five years ago, we pioneered a new kind of em
PROTON MAIL HAS JOINED 23 OTHER TECH COMPANIES TO ENDORSE THE PRIVACY FOR ALL ACT OF 2019, WHICH WOULD GIVE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE MORE CONTROL OVER THEIR DATA. We want everyone to have access to online privacy and security. It’s why we created Proton M
Our mission is to promote security, privacy, and freedom on the Internet. That encompasses technical solutions, such as Proton Mail and Proton VPN, but also policy solutions. The right to privacy and user control of personal data will never be safe u