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New lawsuit against Google sparks discussion on privacy protection rights.
Internet users in the USA accuse Google of spying on their surfing habits - even when browsing the web in 'private mode'. Now they want to fight for damages with a $5 billion lawsuit.
Kids need encryption in today's internet.
Parents that use the internet act like small children when playing 'Hide and Seek': Toddlers just cover their eyes when hiding, thinking if they can't see themselves, no one else can see them either. That's how parents handle their kids' data: When they store events and pictures on online servers, they keep telling themselves that only they can access the data. It is, after all, protected with a password.
L3S of Leibniz University and Tutanota launch research project to secure emails against quantum computer attacks.
We are happy to announce that we are working together with the L3S Research Institute of the Leibniz University of Hanover on PQmail - a research project with the goal to implement quantum computer resistant cryptography available for everyone in Tutanota.
Privacy win: Surveillance of German BND is unconstitutional.
Since the Snowden leaks in 2013 everybody knows that secret services around the world are monitoring online traffic. The German BND is no different. However, in Germany privacy rights are strictly protected by the German constitution. Now, the Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that the surveillance by the BND is unconstitutional and must change. A win for privacy - and another reminder that only end-to-end encryption can protect our data.
Why we need quantum-resistant cryptography now.
The Internet as we know it depends on encryption: confidential communication, financial transactions, critical infrastructure - all of these are at risk if encryption can be broken. Today all sorts of players heavily invest in developing quantum computers - for manifold reasons. These computers promise to bring great advantages and speeds to information technology. But, in particular, they are developed for unprecedented surveillance machines. The race is on between quantum computers and quantum-resistant cryptography.
At Tutanota we always try to encrypt as much of your data as possible. Unfortunately, we made a mistake which led to unencrypted storing of birthdays of your contacts. This has happened for the birthdays of contacts which have been created or edited after June 2018. Please note that this bug only affected the birthdays of your contacts. All other attributes of your contacts (name, email address, etc.) have been and will always be stored end-to-end encrypted.
Tutanota launches MTA-STS support for custom domains with Let's Encrypt.
We are excited to let you know that with our latest release we have implemented MTA-STS support for custom domains by joining forces with Let’s Encrypt. While today almost all email providers support this important security extension for their main domain, it is still very hard to get for people using their own domain to send and receive mails. This must change as MTA-STS brings much greater security to all email users.
Do your trust your email service? Here's what to look out for when it comes to choosing a trustworthy service.
Email is a highly sensitive matter: bank statements, social media logins, personal emails - a lot of information is stored in everybody's mailbox. As data leaks and identity thefts are the biggest threats online, it is crucial to review your email choice and pick a secure email provider that you can trust. In this blog post, we explain what is important when it comes to trusting an email service.
Google is listening to your most intimate moments without your knowledge - an interview with Tim Verheyden.
On Press Freedom Day we have interviewed Tim Verheyden, the journalist who broke the story that not just the machine but also Google employees are listening when we talk to devices like Google Home. The analysis of our voices by Google might be acceptable to some, but listening in on our most intimate moments without our knowledge is a privacy violation that many did not expect. Thanks to the free press, Tim could uncover a problem with Silicon Valley subcontractors that transcends Google.
Data protection advocates prevail: Germany builds a Covid-19 tracing app with decentralized storage.
The original plan of the German government was to build a corona tracing app that should store data centrally. Due to heavy criticism, the German government changed course: The tracing app that will warn people about having been in contact with an infected person will only store contact data on mobile phones, just like data protectionists demanded.
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