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When Myanmar needs ProtonVPN the most, Apple stands in the way of human rights

March 23rd, 2021 in Articles & News

Proton has long been a defender of freedom and democracy around the world. In fact, protecting these fundamental human rights was one of the main reasons we founded ProtonMail back in 2014. From Hong Kong to Belarus, activists, protesters, journalists, and citizens of the world have turned to our services to securely and privately communicate, […]

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Black Friday 2020: up to 50% off new subscriptions, plus early access to ProtonDrive

November 16th, 2020 in Articles & News

Our Black Friday 2020 promotion is the best opportunity to take back your online privacy while also helping to create a more free and open internet for all. This year, as part of our Black Friday offer, we’re also introducing something new. In addition to a discount of up to 50% off ProtonVPN Plus and […]

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Why using Google VPN is a terrible idea

November 2nd, 2020 in Articles & News

If there has ever been a year that demonstrates how central the internet is to society, it is 2020. We have relied on the internet this year for work, entertainment, and to keep us close to family. But the freedom and privacy of the internet are under attack. We have seen authoritarian governments around the […]

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Proton raises HK$800,000 for freedom in Hong Kong

October 13th, 2020 in Articles & News

When Hong Kong authorities passed draconian “security” laws designed to stifle freedom and crackdown on activism, the people of Hong Kong turned to ProtonVPN, downloading our app in record numbers to protect their privacy and defend against censorship. But we quickly recognized that we could do more than provide encrypted internet connections and private email […]

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Cyprus received the most votes in our annual server poll

September 22nd, 2020 in Articles & News

We closed our third annual ProtonVPN server poll on Friday, September 11, and we want to thank everyone who participated. This was our biggest poll yet, with more than 13,000 votes cast. After the votes were counted, four locations were substantially more popular than all other options.  According to the poll, adding servers to Cyprus, […]

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Where should we install our next servers?

August 28th, 2020 in Articles & News

It’s time for our annual server poll!  Each year since 2018, we have turned the floor over to our community to decide where we should prioritize our efforts to expand the ProtonVPN network. As a result of the 2019 ProtonVPN server poll, we have added new servers around the globe, including Mexico, Taiwan, Costa Rica, […]

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一起守護香港的自由和民主

July 21st, 2020 in Articles & News

Read this article in English. 香港正面臨黑暗的日子。7 月 6 日深夜,香港政府強推一系列措施,公然侵害私隱、加強審查,並打壓言論自由。自治、民主的香港,從此蕩然無存。 自由之戰向來無分國界,若要成功,我們必先聯成一線。香港這場戰鬥,就是世界的戰鬥,我們每個人都義無反顧,定當站在香港的一方。今天,為了捍衛民主、私隱和言論自由,我們正式宣布一項新的籌款活動。 我們將會捐出 2020 年 7、8 月份香港業務的一半收益,以支援兩個本地民權團體,分別是:612 人道支援基金,以及攬炒團隊(Stand With Hong Kong)。 活動期間,我們希望籌得逾 1,000,000 港元,為捍衛香港自由一役略盡綿力。截至 2020 年 7 月 20 日,是次籌款活動暫籌得 171,000 元。 為何香港急需我們的支持 自 1997 年,香港在《基本法》保障人民基本權利的條件下,成為了中國的特別行政區。儘管這些法律保障獲得國際認可,中國當局仍屢屢蠶蝕香港的自由。香港人民為了竭力守護他們享有的自由,紛紛走上了街頭。 為了鎮壓示威運動,中國在 6 月 30 日通過《港區國家安全法》,訂立沒有清晰定義的「顛覆國家政權」罪名,為中國在香港行使鐵腕政治手段鋪路,這些手段包括奧威爾式審查、無手令下擅闖民居搜查、對政治囚犯進行秘密審判、強迫他們認罪,甚至動用私刑。是次頒布的法例,以及在 7 月 6 日公佈的實施細則,從根本上扭轉了香港的局勢。事實上,中國的「防火長城」現已可伸向香港,而抗爭者亦將隨時遭到肆意拘留和刑事起訴。 我們 Proton 亦察覺到這些影響。香港人已長年透過 ProtonMail 和 ProtonVPN,保障自己的網絡通訊和網上活動免受政府監控。7 月 6 日起,ProtonVPN 或將成為突破網路審查的必需品。自從《國安法》訂立以來,ProtonVPN 在香港地區的搜尋率躍增 3,000%,登上香港 […]

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Help us defend democracy and freedom in Hong Kong

July 21st, 2020 in Articles & News

按此瀏覽中文全文 These are dark days for Hong Kong. On July 6, in the middle of the night, Hong Kong’s governing body effectively destroyed the idea of an autonomous, democratic Hong Kong by imposing a series of measures designed to eliminate privacy, sharpen censorship, and curb freedom of speech. The cause of freedom has no borders, […]

We are not abandoning Hong Kong

July 16th, 2020 in Articles & News

Update: Our Hong Kong campaign is now underway. Learn more about how you can support freedom in Hong Kong. On July 6, Chinese authorities forced through Article 43, a collection of new regulations that gave Hong Kong law enforcement sweeping online surveillance and censorship powers. These rules are an extension of China’s National Security Law, […]

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