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ProtonMail IndieGoGo campaign

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ProtonMail
Swiss based encrypted email service, brought to you by CERN and MIT scientists.

ProtonMail is a new email service that is developed by a team of scientists working at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. Our goal is simple: we want to protect people around the world from the mass surveillance that is currently being perpetrated by governments and corporations around the world.

ProtonMail uses breakthrough web technologies and proven cryptographic algorithms to protect your privacy. Because of our end-to-end encryption, your data is already encrypted by the time it reaches our servers. We have no access to your messages, and since we cannot decrypt them, we cannot share them with third parties. We host all our servers in Switzerland outside US and EU jurisdiction so all user data is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws.

When we launched our public beta on May 16th we immediately had tens of thousands of users from around the world sign up which rapidly exceeded our server capacity. We are working hard to accommodate everybody, but with many more users still on our waiting list, we simply need more resources.

We firmly believe that ProtonMail can only succeed in its mission if it remains independent. By raising money through crowd funding, we can ensure that our first and only priority is protecting the privacy of our users.

If you, like me, can't contribute right now, you can at least pass on the link so that others can! More; more; and a thread at Schneier on Security (search on "proton"). Looks to me like "NSA Proof" would be hype, but it also looks like they're tackling a hard problem in the right way with good intentions. Here's a review, and another review. So, carry on.

UPDATE Oh, what the heck. If some kind soul wants to toss $50 in the tip jar, I will immediately pass it on to Proton and get a priority account with a gig of storage. That way, not only will you be able to communicate with me without the NSA reading everything, I can bag my tiresome Yahoo account!

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