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Increase VPN speeds by over 400% with VPN Accelerator

July 21st, 2021 in Service Updates

ProtonVPN has a long history of developing new solutions to complex and difficult problems, including ways to defeat attempts to block VPNs and advertisers tracking users across the internet. As a company created by scientists who met at CERN, we have a strong culture of research and development, and we have recently leveraged this to […]

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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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ProtonVPN is available in 3 new languages: German, Russian, and Persian

June 11th, 2020 in Articles & News

Thanks to our community of translators, we’re excited to announce that starting today you can access ProtonVPN in German, Persian, and Russian, in addition to the seven other languages that are already available.  Bringing the ProtonVPN apps to non-English speakers is an important step in our mission to break down the barriers of Internet censorship. […]

ProtonVPN supports Hong Kong’s right to digital freedom

May 22nd, 2020 in Privacy & Security

A Chinese language overview of Proton published in Taiwan can be found here: https://www.twreporter.org/a/protonmail-project Last week, we stood in solidarity with citizens in the US against the reauthorization of the USA Freedom Act. Today we are standing in solidarity with the people of Hong Kong after the Chinese government announced a new security law designed […]

The Patriot Act and your privacy

May 18th, 2020 in Privacy & Security

On May 14, the Senate reauthorized the USA Freedom Act, which extends the expansive domestic surveillance powers contained in the Patriot Act.  The original Freedom Act had expired in March. Now that it has been reauthorized, it grants the FBI (and other law enforcement agencies) broad warrantless access to sensitive personal information, including Internet browsing […]

You can download ProtonVPN from F-Droid instead of Google

May 18th, 2020 in Service Updates

We are happy to announce that the ProtonVPN Android app is now available for download on F-Droid. This has been a goal for our team — and a popular request from the Proton community — since we made all our apps open source.  F-Droid is the largest repository of free and open source Android APKs. […]

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ProtonVPN iOS app now supports the OpenVPN protocol

May 7th, 2020 in Service Updates

Your ProtonVPN iOS app is now better equipped to fight censorship and offers more flexible connection options with the launch of OpenVPN for iOS. The OpenVPN protocol is one of the best VPN protocols because of its flexibility, security, and because it is more resistant to blocks. You now have the option to switch between […]

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Introducing Smart Protocol

May 6th, 2020 in Service Updates

July 2021: This article is an updated version of an older post , reflecting that Smart Protocol is now available on our Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS/iPadOS apps. Smart Protocol works automatically to make sure you can stay connected to ProtonVPN, even when someone is trying to block your access. It’s one of those features […]

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