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ProtonMail – Major demand for new NSA proof email service

An interesting development related to email privacy


http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/huge-demand-nsa-proof-email-protonmail-uses-months-server-capacity-3-days


QUOTE:  There’s a huge demand for private and secure email that is as easy to use as Gmail or Outlook, just ask the Harvard and MIT studentswho created a Swiss-based end-to-end encrypted email service called ProtonMail. You can request a beta signup and even reserve your ProtonMail username now, but you can’t access a new account right now unless you previously signed up as a beta user. ProtonMail had resources to support over one month of user signups, but demand for the NSA-proof email was so high that the limit was used up in about 60 hours.   ProtonMail promised to ignore law enforcement requests, according to FreedomHacker, “unless they are accompanied by an enforceable Swiss court order. These court orders are extremely difficult to obtain as the case must first work its way through the Swiss legal system which has strong privacy protections. And even then, we do not have access to user encryption keys so any data we do turn over would be encrypted.”

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