The Decentralists

Proton Torpedoed

October 04, 2021 Mike Cholod, Henry Karpus & Geoff Glave
The Decentralists
Proton Torpedoed
Show Notes

ProtonMail is a a secure, end-to-end encrypted email service developed by a group of scientists working at CERN in Switzerland. 

On their website, ProtonMail touts that their servers are located in Switzerland, and therefore subject to very strict Swiss privacy laws, as the primary reason to pay for the service.

ProtonMail is used by journalists, whistle blowers and activists all over the world precisely because its is secure, private and untraceable.

Until recently that is.

Russell Brandom from the Verge recently exposed a flaw in the ProtonMail business model and it was those same pesky Swiss privacy laws that supposedly guaranteed their privacy.

Why is this such a big deal for Proton Mail users?  The Decentralists will explain on this week's episode.