The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Proton Torpedoed

ProtonMail is a a secure, end-to-end encrypted email service developed by a group of scientists working at CERN in Switzerland. 

On their website, ProtonMail touts that their servers are located in Switzerland and therefore subject to very strict Swiss privacy laws as the primary reason to pay for the service.

ProtonMail is used by journalists whistle blowers and activists all over the world precisely because its is secure, private and untraceable.

Until recently that is.

Russell Brandom from the Verge recently exposed a flaw in the ProtonMail business model and it was those Swiss privacy laws.

Why is this such a big deal for Proton Mail users?  The Decentralists will explain on this week’s episode.

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