Privacy News

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
The goal of our OpenPGPjs project is to make public-key cryptography not only available to users, but also to the global developer community. We believe the widespread availability of open-source and secure cryptography libraries is a prerequisite of
Edited May 25th, 2018 to remove the GPGTools recommendation due to the fact that Apple still has not patched certain Apple Mail vulnerabilities. We are the developers of Enigmail, Mailvelope, Proton Mail, and the inventor of PGP. Together, we have b
On Thursday, US President Donald Trump signed into law a controversial bill known as SESTA-FOSTA (short for Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act). In essence, the law will punish online pl
The vulnerability report, which came with its own website, efail.de, has attracted a lot of headlines such as the one below, along with recommendations to disable the usage of PGP plugins. This was not helped by the fact that until earlier today, the
UPDATE March 20, 2020: Users connected to Turkish Internet service providers can once again access Proton Mail. We have confirmed that Internet service providers in Turkey have been blocking Proton Mail this week. Here’s what we know so far, and som
Net Neutrality in the United States is about to disappear as the FCC seeks to roll back rules governing ISPs from 2015. UPDATE June 11th: In December 2017, the FCC voted to approve Ajit Pai’s new order repealing Obama-era net neutrality rules. The o
LAST FRIDAY, A WEAPONIZED VERSION OF A NSA EXPLOIT WAS USED TO INFECT OVER THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND COMPUTERS IN OVER 150 COUNTRIES WITH THE WANNACRY RANSOMWARE. In addition to government ministries and transportation infrastructure, the British Natio
Updated on January 31, 2019 Thanks to the passage of S.J.Res.34 in 2017, Internet service providers can sell and share users’ browsing history with advertisers. Here is our analysis of this law and the steps you should take to protect your privacy.