Normal email messages are sent in plain text. That means that such messages are easily intercepted and read by hackers, government spies, corporations, and others. Of course, it is easy to block such espionage by using encryption. However, very few email users ever do that. The lack of email encryption is sad as it is so easy to implement. My belief is that everyone should use encrypted email all the […]
Encrypted Email Provider ProtonMail’s Service is now backed by a 99.95% Service Level Agreement (SLA)
I have written before about the privacy email features of ProtonMail. (See https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Aprivacyblog.com+proton+mail&t=h_&ia=web for a list of my past articles.) Now the company that produces ProtonMail has announced it will provide 99.95% uptime or better. 99.95% uptime means the service will be unavailable less than an average of 8 minutes per day. The new service level agreement (SLA) ensures that if downtime in any calendar month exceeds 0.05%, the company […]
A new start-up company wants you to host your own (encrypted) email messages, pictures, videos, and more where everything is under your control, not something provided by a privacy-stealing corporation. Do you use the Gmail or Yahoo or Hotmail email services? If so, a large corporation can access your private messages for any reason at all. Or for no reason at all. The same is true for your photos, videos, […]
A win for privacy: Businesses in Denmark must protect sensitive personal data in emails with end-to-end encryption starting January 1, 2019. Shouldn’t that be a requirement for ALL email, businesses and individuals alike? Check it out in the TutaNota Blog at https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/denmark-email-encryption-gdpr. NOTE: TutaNota is a provider of encrypted email so you might think the author is biased. Indeed, I think the article is biased but only biased in favor […]
In regular intervals, Politicians demand that companies add backdoors to their end-to-end encrypted cloud services to enable law enforcements to easier persecute criminals. This demand ignores that any backdoor to encryption poses a severe threat to online security in general. An article in the Tutanota Blog explains why a backdoor is – and will always be – a stupid idea. Check it out at: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-backdoor-is-a-security-risk.
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. […]
Just a bit more invasion of your privacy, as described by Luke Larsen in an article in the Digital Trends web site at: http://bit.ly/2NLtS0V.