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ProtonMail’s open source encryption library, OpenPGPjs, has passed an independent security audit

As part of our commitment to open source, we maintain the OpenPGPjs encryption library. After some recent code enhancements, OpenPGPjs underwent an independent security audit, (...)

16 August
Introducing Address Verification and Full PGP Support

Address Verification allows you to be sure you are securely communicating with the right person, while PGP support adds encrypted email interoperability. Starting with the (...)

25 July
ProtonMail v3.14 Release Notes

With ProtonMail version 3.14 we introduce PGP support, which includes import of PGP keys into ProtonMail contacts for encrypted communication with external PGP users, address (...)

25 July
A brief update regarding ongoing DDoS incidents

As few weeks back, we sent a notice to the ProtonMail community regarding the DDoS attacks that we have been facing. Today we would like to provide a brief update of the (...)

17 July
Gmail’s privacy problem and why it matters

Gmail faced a storm of criticism this week over its practice of sharing users’ emails with third-party developers. But Gmail’s failures run much deeper than that: The entire (...)

5 July
The real problem with encryption backdoors

With appeals to “national security,” governments around the world are pushing for encryption backdoors that would allow them to break into the secure data of suspected (...)

22 June
We need your help to test new hardware prototypes

We’ve always valued our community’s feedback and thrived thanks to your input—whether through our annual survey or your comments on social media. Now we want to go a step further (...)

15 June
Everything you need to know about GDPR compliance and email security

Encrypted email can help you comply with privacy laws, limit the risk of hacks and data breaches, and improve your company’s overall online security strategy. New regulations (...)

24 May
Statement from PGP developers about eFail

Recent news reports regarding “eFail” have contained significant errors regarding the security of PGP email encryption. It is necessary to correct the record. Edited May 25th, (...)

24 May
What is zero-access encryption and why it is important for security

Some of your most sensitive data sit on the cloud, on the servers of Internet service providers. Zero-access encryption gives you control over your data online. Most of us (...)

23 May
No, PGP is not broken, not even with the Efail vulnerabilities

Recently, news broke about potential vulnerabilities in PGP, dubbed Efail. However, despite reports to the contrary, PGP is not actually broken, as we will explain in this (...)

14 May
Concerned about SESTA-FOSTA? Learn how ProtonMail protects your privacy

Donald Trump signed SESTA-FOSTA into law, a policy ostensibly meant to prevent sexual trafficking. In reality, the law undermines free expression online and may even (...)

18 April

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We reject Julian Assange and everything he stands for

It is with great concern that we find ourselves still associated in the eyes of the public with Julian Assange and what has become Wikiileaks. We do not support nor do we (...)


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Naomi Colvin: I have been obliged to resign from Courage

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