ProtonMail, “the world’s largest secure email provider,” recently updated their transparency report to include some of the latest requests for information from law enforcement across the world. The company also added a statement about complying with court orders prior to officially receiving said orders. This concerned some members of privacy communities on Reddit.
LocalBitcoins Disables Cash for Bitcoin Transactions
Localbitcoins, one of the services used to purchase bitcoin as anonymously as possible, unexpectedly ended the ability to trade cash for bitcoin. Although users of Localbitcoins have alternative options for buying bitcoin, trading cash for bitcoin was one of the platform’s primary incentives for those concerned with their privacy, such as the users of darkweb marketplaces.
Reddit is Blocking 15% of Tor Exit Relays
According to Reddit users on various Tor and privacy related subreddits, Reddit—or Reddit’s CDN, Fastly—is blocking access to many Tor users and directly blocking exit nodes in Germany.
Encrypted eMail Company ProtonMail Denies Being Hacked
A recent paste on Pastebin claimed that hackers had hacked the encypted email service Protonmail. The so-called hackers provided no proof of the hack and the email service has responded, denying any hack had every ocurred.
Zero-Day Company Reveals Vulnerability in Tor Browser 7.x
How a Privacy Focused Email Service Dropped Google's Notification System
The open-source end-to-end encrypted email service Tutanota successfully dropped Google’s push notification service in an effort to increase privacy and allow Android users to go Google-free and still have access to one of the best encrypted email services available.