ProtonMail's Updated Transparency Report Changes Nothing

ProtonMail's Updated Transparency Report Changes Nothing

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.

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LocalBitcoins Disables Cash for Bitcoin Transactions

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.

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Reddit Bans Darknetmarkets Subreddit

Reddit Bans Darknetmarkets Subreddit
Reddit, in a not entirely surprising move, banned the go-to /r/darknetmarkets subreddit. The subreddit was one of the few that prohibited sourcing and made it through some of Reddit’s previous ban streaks. One “official” subreddit remains: /r/DarkNetMarketsNoobs The ban followed the ban of other (mostly drug) subreddits that either directly or indirectly permitted users to trade/buy/sell illegal items or material that violated Reddit’s TOS. Despite the noise created by former users of the subreddit, the darknetmarkets sub was far from the only subreddit to receive a ban in less than an hour after an unexpected rule change where Reddit staff intentionally banned before speaking with the subreddit moderators.
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