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ProtonMail launches onion address to prevent possible censorship

mayo 23, 2020

ProtonMail, the encrypted e-mail service created in 2013 at the CERN research center in Switzerland, is aware of the role it is playing as an e-mail service provider that puts user privacy before all other questions, being aware that for this reason they could be targets of censorship attempts by governments, among other threats.

So it has been launched to try to combat the possible censorship and surveillance attempts that it may suffer in some parts of the world in the future, even in civilized countries such as the United States or the United Kingdom, by launching an alternative access , precisely through the Tor network. In this sense, it now has an onion address: https://protonirockerxow.onion.ProtonMail rates its alternative access as more secure, private and censorship resistant, and even talks about the advantages of onion sites over non-onion sites within the Tor network, thus serving as a hidden encrypted email service, with all the advantages that this entails, but also some disadvantages, such as slow access compared to accessing Internet websites using the conventional method.

It points out that the launch of your onion address is experimental, so that its reliability cannot be as high as its standard access, so that it will not yet make access recommendations by the alternative way in this regard.

In this way, ProtonMail shields itself from possible problems that may arise in the future with the aim of continuing to keep user communications totally private, especially those users who may be targeted for follow-ups, such as activists, journalists, among others. others.

In addition to its protection against possible censorship and surveillance problems, the platform itself also recently launched a program to involve users in translating the service into different languages, giving them a number of advantages over other users thanks to their participation.