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ProtonMail Hits 5 Million Accounts and Wants Users to Ditch Google by 2021

ProtonMail, the Geneva, Switzerland-based encrypted email service, “wants you to be able to completely de-Google-fy your life,” according to CEO Andy Yen. “Come to ProtonMail, and have all the features, plus the security and the privacy that Google doesn’t provide you. So, that’s our long-term vision.”

ProtonMail is primarily different from your free email — Gmail, Yahoo!, etc. — because it encrypts your message and can’t scrape them for data. That encryption also protects them from being read by third-parties if you send an email from your ProtonMail account to another ProtonMail user. But what about encrypted docs, spreadsheets, and slideshow presentations? That’s coming, too, Yen says.

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Categories: Email Security, Encryption

1 reply

  1. Encrypted files stored on your cloud provider of choice (GDrive, OneDrive, Dropbox, PCloud, etc) is available now with Standard Notes, it was just announced this week. Standard Notes is a privacy focused notes app that you might look into and maybe recommend. I’m just a user, but also an evangelist, since I support the concept and want it to be successful. Haven’t seen it mentioned here before, thought I’d put a bug in your ear about it.


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