Most major free email providers, including Yahoo, scan user emails for ad targeting and data-gathering purposes.And yep, no one likes paying for an email account when the likes of Yahoo and Google offer them for free.
ProtonMail, “the world’s largest secure email provider,” recently updated their transparency report to include some of the latest requests for information from law enforcement across the world.
For several months, we have been working to implement support for new cryptographic methods in ProtonMail that give users a faster experience with equal or better security. Using elliptic curve cryptography, the processes of key generation, encryption, and decryption become dramatically faster.
Some bigger providers, such as PIA, had their websites blocked in Russia Thus, VPN is the most popular way to fight growing internet censorship in Russia and other restricted countries.
It’s the method you can use with Mailbox.org’s webmail and with any standard PGP capable email client. To enable inbox encryption, you’ll need to set a public PGP key which Mailbox.org will use to encrypt all incoming emails before storing them in your inbox.
The alleged hacker has been busy posting to various image boards and stating that they would send $20 in bitcoin to anyone who spread the word about this hack using the #Protonmail hashtag on Twitter.
Most recently, the Australian government has waged a campaign to promote encryption backdoors, which would weaken the right to privacy and make us all less safe. Proponents of these kinds of laws say encrypted services, like WhatsApp or ProtonMail, allow criminals to plan and carry out attacks beyond the reach of police.