Privacy deep dives

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Internet privacy in India is under threat as the government has the ability to watch the online activity of nearly anyone using an Indian internet service provider. This is the result of a years-long effort by the Indian government to ramp up online
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The internet was founded on the idea that it would be a free and open space for expression. Unfortunately, internet censorship is becoming more common worldwide. But while technology provides the tools for Internet censorship, it also offers ways to
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Our survey reveals US online data protection habits and how common data breaches are. As an organization building an internet where privacy is the default, we at Proton are always interested in how people protect themselves and their data online. We
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AES is a fast, efficient, and secure encryption standard. Certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), AES is used by the United States government to secure classified data. This has led many companies to market AES (especi
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Update March 2023: While WireGuard continues to officially only support UDP, Proton VPN has now developed an implementation of WireGuard that runs over TCP. In addition to this, our Stealth obfuscation protocol is based on an implementation of WireGu
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WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE THE MOST DIGITAL FREEDOM? Digital freedom is something that much of society takes for granted, but, unfortunately, online liberty doesn’t exist for everyone. Your ability to use a VPN, access social media, or even read freely an
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The Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is a VPN protocol used to secure the connection between your device and a VPN server. One of the oldest VPN protocols, PPTP is plagued by multiple security issues and is now considered obsolete. Despite t
An illustration of examining a VPN.
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A virtual private network (VPN) provides privacy and a host of other benefits when connecting to the internet. Our page What is a VPN? explains what this technology does and some reasons you might find it useful to install your own VPN on your device
Illustration of Google VPN data collection
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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 unde
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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
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> UPDATE August 2023: Additional vulnerabilities have been discovered in Apple’s > VPN framework. > > UPDATE Oct. 13, 2022: Reports indicate that Apple has not fixed the problem in > iOS 16. UPDATE Aug. 18, 2022: Recent testing has shown that while