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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
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.
Earlier today, Wikileaks dumped a large database of secret documents from the CIA in a released dubbed #Vault7. Here we do a deeper analysis of the leak and the broader implications on online security and encrypted services. Our in-depth analysis of
AFTER LAST WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN EVEN LARGER YAHOO BREACH IMPACTING 1 BILLION USERS, SIGNUPS OF PROTON MAIL HAVE DOUBLED AGAIN TO HIT AN ALL TIME HIGH DUE TO USERS LOOKING FOR A YAHOO MAIL REPLACEMENT. Update February 16th, 2017 – Yahoo just ann
THE INVESTIGATORY POWERS BILL (IPB) HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE UK PARLIAMENT AND WILL COME IN FORCE IN 2017. We decided to do a deeper analysis of this law, since it potentially impacts a large number of Proton Mail users. According to our 2016 Encryp
EARLIER THIS WEEK, DONALD TRUMP WON A STUNNING ELECTION VICTORY THAT WILL PUT HIM IN CHARGE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL MASS SURVEILLANCE INFRASTRUCTURE. Regardless of which side of the political spectrum you are on, Trump’s control over the NSA is
Updated October 7, 2016 with additional clarification and analysis of Yahoo’s denial Dear Proton Mail Community, Two weeks ago, we published a security advisory regarding the mass hacking of Yahoo. Unfortunately, due to recent events, we are issuin
CONFIRMING WHAT WAS LONG SUSPECTED BY THE SECURITY COMMUNITY, YAHOO HAS CONFIRMED A MASSIVE BREACH OF OVER 500 MILLION EMAIL ACCOUNTS, INCLUDING BOTH CREDENTIALS AND SECURITY QUESTIONS. October 4, 2017 Update: Yahoo now confirms that the hack impact