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Update on the recent DDoS attack on Tutanota.
This Saturday a DDoS campaign was launched against the secure email service Tutanota, which led to a downtime of several hours until we were able to mitigate this complex attack. Here we would like to explain how the attack affected Tutanota. We deeply apologize for the downtime and thank all our users for bearing with us during this difficult time. We are currently reviewing and improving our DDoS protection to mitigate similar attacks faster in the future.
Release Notes: Calendar invites are here!
We are happy to announce that we have completed the calendar invites feature. As calendar invites are mainly used by businesses, this feature is part of the new Business feature. You can now invite anyone to an event that you created in your encrypted calendar - even people who are not using Tutanota (yet)!
The problem with TikTok is not whether it is based in China or the US. The problem with TikTok is TikTok.
TikTok has become known for its extreme tracking of users. This, combined with the fact that TikTok is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, the White House has now issued a ban on TikTok in the USA - unless ByteDance sells TikTok to a US company. However, the problem with TikTok is not solely where the company is based. The problem is its extreme data collection and tracking procedures.
EU's Court of Justice invalidates data sharing under Privacy Shield due to US surveillance.
Today's landmark decision for privacy rights by the European Court of Justice invalidates Privacy Shield - a US-EU agreement. Privacy Shield was passed to give Silicon Valley tech companies easier access to the European market. This special arrangement for US companies is now null and void. If the US wants to re-establish a similar agreement, they first need to drastically change their surveillance laws.
Webmail: Get a new free email address now.
Webmail has become incredibly popular. Everybody has at least one free webmail account: Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com, and GMX are some of the most popular webmail services. However, as we learn how the web works, how companies manipulate us, how free email services abuse our data, the time has come to sign up for a secure alternative.
New anti-encryption bill worse than EARN IT. Act now to stop both.
US authorities have long waged a war against encryption. Now the so-called crypto wars have reached another devastating height with the introduction of the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act by Senators Graham, Blackburn, and Cotton. This bill is worse than the previously introduced EARN IT bill. As a secure email provider focusing on protecting everyone's right to privacy, we strongly oppose this law. Act now to stop EARN IT and the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act.
German court stops Facebook's data collection mania.
Facebook just lost an appeal in a case stating that the social media giant violated antitrust laws. The Federal Court of Justice in Germany confirmed a prohibition order by the German Cartel Office that leads to strict regulations and ultimately stops the unlimited data collection of Facebook.
Tutanota is no longer using the term Blacklist.
The Tutanota email client has never used any racially insensitive terms such as blacklist. However, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, we have now revised our FAQ and How-to to replace some phrases with neutral descriptions.
Why email privacy matters.
When email was invented decades ago, no one took privacy concerns into consideration. Email became the main tool for private and business communication. For many, email became the replacement of letters. Yet, email privacy lags far behind the privacy of a letter. While this issue was neglected at first, today everyone understands that an email is as private as a postcard. Now is the time to act upon this knowledge.
Encryption for all emails: Tutanota uses DNSSEC, DMARC, DKIM, MTA-STS, TLS & PFS for maximum security
Tutanota is the most secure email service you can get: On top of its automatic end-to-end encryption, it uses DNSSEC, DMARC, DKIM, MTA-STS, PFS & TLS to secure your Tutanota emails to the maximum.
2020-06-10 / First published: 2019-9-19
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