Letting a few companies have access to everything we say and do online (and increasingly offline) is bad for society, democracy, and, as we are now learning, public health. It’s time to take back control of our digital lives. 7/8

So while we are very concerned about the privacy issues here and advise you to turn off location access for other apps, the bottom line is the Internet surveillance economy must change. You should not have to give up your privacy just because you want to avoid getting COVID-19. 6/8

You can turn off location permissions for each of your apps, but Google may still have access to your location through other means. apnews.com/828aefab64d4411bac2 5/8

The problem is that on Android devices, apps that use Bluetooth require location sharing permission. That means you need to enable location tracking to activate SwissCovid on Android, potentially letting Google monitor your location. This is unacceptable. 4/8

SwissCovid uses the protocol, which keeps all sensitive data stored locally on the users' device. Overall, the protocol is not too bad as we have explained here: protonmail.com/blog/privacy-co However, it doesn't mitigate the privacy issues inherent to Android and Google. 3/8

Switzerland’s app lets people infected with COVID-19 anonymously notify people they’ve been in contact with that they may also have contracted the virus. These people can then quarantine themselves, preventing further transmission of the disease. 2/8

The Swiss government released its SwissCovid contact tracing app on Thursday: swissinfo.ch/eng/switzerland-l As many of our users have noted, the app’s use of Bluetooth makes you vulnerable to Google location tracking. Here's our perspective, as Switzerland's largest privacy company: 1/8

Congratulations to Boston, which just banned facial surveillance technology. This is another step toward protecting civil liberties everywhere. wbur.org/news/2020/06/23/bosto Learn about face surveillance and why we supported legislation to defend privacy rights: protonmail.com/blog/face-surve

Here's a sneak peek of one of the most requested mobile app features -- Conversation View 💬 . What do you think of the new design? Reply to this toot and give us your feedback. 🙂

Expanding the Patriot Act to allow warrantless surveillance of browsing activity threatens everyone's right to privacy. As a Swiss company, Proton is not subject to US law, and the encryption we use in ProtonMail, @protonvpn, and @ProtonCalendar helps keep your data private. newrepublic.com/article/157693

Want to quit Yahoo and don’t know where to start? Our quick guide takes you through the whole process of moving to ProtonMail. protonmail.com/support/knowled

Say goodbye to Gmail for good! Moving your inbox to ProtonMail is now easier with our step-by-step migration guide. protonmail.com/support/knowled

Multi-account support is now available for ProtonMail iOS users! Manage multiple ProtonMail paid accounts from your phone and easily switch between them without having to log out. Read more here: protonmail.com/blog/ios-multi-

Our ProtonMail Android app is now open source! Starting today, every app you use to access Proton services are open source and have passed an independent security audit. You can find all the details here. protonmail.com/blog/android-op

The ProtonMail Bridge app is now open source! It has also passed an independent security audit. You can find the full details and links to the code and audit report here. protonmail.com/blog/bridge-ope

We’re all living through a situation that’s unprecedented in modern history. To support our community and the global effort against COVID-19, we’re offering a number of resources during this challenging time.

This includes a free, permanent storage increase for all paid users, free email and VPN services for organizations helping with coronavirus relief, and computing power for scientists working on a cure. Learn more: protonmail.com/blog/covid-19/

More than 5.2 million guests may have had their information compromised in Marriott's second major data breach in 16 months: wired.com/story/marriott-hacke

There has been an 838% increase in the number of data breaches in the US between 2005 and 2019. Here's what to do if you were the victim of a data breach: protonvpn.com/blog/if-data-was

Linux users - Bridge is here! You can now add your ProtonMail account(s) to your mail client. Learn more about it here. protonmail.com/blog/proton-bri

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