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Encrypted emails rising: 66% of Tutanota emails are end-to-end encrypted

Tutanota enables everyone to send an encrypted email as easily as a standard email. We believe that only with this level of simplicity, email encryption will become massively adopted. And the numbers prove us right: To date, two thirds of all emails sent from Tutanota users were protected with end-to-end encryption. Tutanota

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Tutanota is blocked in Russia in an attempt to stop encrypted communication.

Encrypted email provider Tutanota, which is based in Germany, has been blocked in Russia starting Friday, 14th of February. This follows the blocking of other encrypted email services in Russia to prevent Russian citizens from using secure communication channels online. Source: Tutanota is blocked in Russia in an attempt to stop encrypted communication.

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EPIC – DOD Advises Military Personnel to Avoid DNA Home Test Kits, Citing Privacy

The Department of Defense is warning military personnel against using home DNA test kits, citing the privacy risks that the tests pose. “These [direct-to-consumer] genetic tests are largely unregulated and could expose personal and genetic information,” reads a DOD memo circulated to servicemembers. EPIC – DOD Advises Military Personnel to Avoid DNA Home Test Kits, […]

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The Firefox Frontier: New Year, New Rights: What to know about California’s new privacy law

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) expands the rights of Californians over their data. Starting in 2020, Californians have the right to know what personal information is being collected, access it, see with whom their data is being shared, and opt-out of the sale of that data. Source: Mozilla

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The Fight Against Government Face Surveillance: 2019 Year in Review

In May of [2019], San Francisco became the first city in the United States to ban local government use of face surveillance technology.San Francisco’s ban was enacted with overwhelming support from the City’s Board of Supervisors as part of the city’s Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance. The Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance banned the use of face surveillance by local […]

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ProtonMail Releases Calendar in Beta

Protonmail, a Swiss-based, end-to-end encrypted email service, has introduced a calendar in beta: ProtonCalendar uses end-to-end encryption to keep all your events’ sensitive information private and secure. The event title, description, location, and participants for every event are encrypted on your device before they reach our servers, so that no third party (including ProtonMail) can see […]

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Privacy Resources

I am not a privacy expert. I have found the following to be useful sources of information about privacy and am sharing them to help other people: That One Privacy Site: The site has excellent VPN reviews. The site also has valuable information about email providers. Privacy Tools: Provides knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against […]