Proton Mail hands data to Police: Again

Read carefully. There are great suggestions on how to better keep a secure e:mail account safe, like not using a recovery e:mail or phone number that reveales your identity.

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Eh, been using Gmail for decades…No issues whatsoever.

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Me either. As a matter of fact I have 6 Gmail accounts. Easy to trace, but I am so vanilla nobody cares about me. Sniff. I need a hug :hugs:.

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The moral of this story is dont be an activist.

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so all this means is protonmail is as secure as you are with its use. Example…do not use a gmail email as a recovery method and all is well. :crazy_face:

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lol are you sure we aren’t related?

I look at like this,if big brother wants you bad enough he will get you no matter how safe,or hidden you try to be.The trick is to not get on big brothers radar,so vanilla it is hehe

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So I’m curious now because some people are that duh (me :shushing_face:) if you delete your linked gmail and :disappointed: phone number can it still be obtained if pushed by some authority? Probably don’t want the truth :rofl:

That would be a good question to ask the proton peeps. I would hope if you unlinked a gmail account which identifies you that its really gone, but who knows today with all the data breaches.

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They said that once you change your recovery info, any previous info is automatically deleted, and your new info is all that they will have on file.

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I’ve heard that song with a different drummer :rofl: … ty Miki, lets hope so :+1:

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Exactly, no way of definitively verifying anything with service providers. Just wish they’d have been up front about this from the moment I signed up.

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Diving deeper into my Proton account I find myself stuck now at easy identification for anyone demanding it. I paid for the account with my personal credit card and it can’t be removed without first adding a new payment method or canceling my account :confused::disappointed:

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No kidding :rage: I really remember seeing the word secure, over and over when I chose Proton.

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Greetings,

Well if your abusing any service’s for crime I’m all for that… being using PM for 2015 when they first came out so, I’m not really concern of PM to give dangerous activity if not using in a proper way. ( This is just my opinion and not starting a debate )

Cheers

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Thought this might interest some.

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I think I may have watched a questionable :thinking: Boxing match way back. :sweat_smile:

The way I see it, PM or Proton Pass (which I used to log into this site lol) is secure enough to prevent your average hacker from mucking things up. I don’t anticipate participating in any real illegal activity so not worried about the authorities. In fact, if they have a legal warrant maybe it’s a good thing they get access – though I know that’s not going to satisfy the super high security folks.

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So given this was Apple releasing the information, then surely it is all down to Apple?

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Same here. Using it for like 14 years with no issue.

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