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Big news for our Beta users! Our new and improved ProtonMail is here. It's been completely rebuilt for better performance and cross-app integration, and comes packed with some of our community's most requested features! Easily access all your Proton apps with a single sign on, stay logged in with persistent sessions, and organize your inbox better with subfolders. We can't wait to hear your feedback! protonmail.com/blog/sso-beta

You can now easily migrate your entire inbox from another provider to ProtonMail with the Import-Export app, which has now exited beta. You can also export your messages to create a local backup. Available for all paid ProtonMail users. Read more here: protonmail.com/blog/import-exp

Flash drives & other external hard drives are convenient tools to save & back up your files. But, what happens if you misplace them? Encrypting your external drives is critical to ensure no one gets unauthorized access to your private documents. Learn more about how to do this: protonmail.com/blog/usb-encryp

The CEOs of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon tried to shift the narrative about whether their companies are monopolies. But their statements don’t match reality. Read more here: protonmail.com/blog/tech-ceos-

Our take on TikTok: Beware. The social media giant not only collects troves of personal data on you (sometimes without your consent), but also cooperates with the Chinese Communist Party, extending China’s surveillance and censorship reach beyond its borders. Read more here: protonmail.com/blog/tiktok-pri

ProtonVPN will . In July and August, we're donating 50% of our Hong Kong revenue to organizations fighting for freedom in Hong Kong. You can also make a donation - 100% of it will go to support democracy. Over the course of this campaign, we hope to raise over HK$1,000,000 (about US$130,000) to help defend freedom in Hong Kong. You can read more about this initiative here: protonvpn.com/blog/hongkong/

While we understand why some VPN companies are abandoning Hong Kong after recent moves by China to limit freedom in HK, we won't remove our VPN servers in HK without first fighting for what is right. We are taking precautions, however. protonvpn.com/blog/hong-kong-s @protonvpn

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

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