Privacy News

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
One such organization is Charter’97, the most popular independent news outlet in Belarus. We spoke with their award-winning editor-in-chief, Natalya Radina.   Edit March 12, 2019: The auction ended on December 24th, 2018. This holiday season, we ar
On Thursday, the Australian government and its Labor partners rammed a shockingly invasive anti-encryption law through Parliament, over the objections of experts, businesses, and civil rights groups. The Assistance and Access (A&A) law requires tech
UPDATE Dec. 3, 2020: A second member of the Apophis Squad, Timothy Dalton Vaughan, pleaded guilty in US federal court to sending bomb threats to thousands of schools in the UK and US, launching numerous distributed denial-of-service attacks and for p