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Germany: New government plans 'right to encryption'.
The coalition contract of the new German government (SPD, Grüne, FDP) satisfies a lot of expectations by digital rights activists. A 'right to encryption', 'a right to anonymity', 'increased IT security', 'public money for public code' are just some of the digital promises contained in the contract that give reason to celebrate to all privacy enthusiasts.
A "Clear Name Internet" is a dangerous place: Why anonymity matters.
Social media platforms like Facebook and oftentimes also politicians want people to use the internet with their real name. The idea: A 'Clear Name Internet' would prevent criminal activities such as hate speech online. However, the opposite is the truth. Using clear names online opens a massive attack vector for criminals and threatens everybody's security.
2021-12-01 / First published: 2020-01-22
Tutao turns 10!
Ten years ago we have started our journey to create the most secure email service. In ten years we have grown our company from three to fifteen employees and - more importantly - from zero to millions of users around the world. Seeing so many people switch to our encrypted email is simply amazing - not just for us, but also for security on the web in general! This gives us reason to celebrate because only with strong end-to-end encryption we can protect our right to privacy!
Pin & fingerprint unlock is now available on Android & iOS!
We have updated our Android and iOS apps so that you may now open the app with fingerprint and pin unlock! This new feature is opt-in. Please check here how you can activate pin and biometrics unlock for your Tutanota app.
Google has become too powerful - it's time for a European search index!
This week Google lost an appeal against a massive EU competition fine for squeezing rival shopping services on its search engine. The fine of € 2.4 billion was issued in 2017 because Google displayed its own price-comparison shopping service at the top of the search results, which led to a huge disadvantage to competitors. Regardless of the fine, Google still holds so much power over our search results that it defines how we view the world. This needs to change.
Gmail tracking: Google keeps records of everything you buy. Here is how to delete this information.
Google saves your purchasing history for years, pulling the information from email receipts received in Gmail. Google keeps data such as price, delivery address, description, vendor, and more. Deleting this personal information is going to be a very tedious task, particularly if you have a long list of purchases. In this post, we'll quickly explain how you can take back your privacy.
Beta release: Pin & fingerprint unlock are now available on Android!
We have released a public beta of our Android app with fingerprint and pin unlock! We are testing the app in beta to make sure no one loses their stored login credentials when enabling the new feature. Please make sure to write down your password and recovery code before testing pin/fingerprint unlock.
Huge win for privacy: European Parliament calls for a ban on biometric mass surveillance.
In a huge victory for human rights, the European Parliament calls for a ban on biometric mass surveillance and facial recognition. After this important signal, civil rights organizations now want to exert even more pressure.
Our approach to developing Tutanota, or why we love working on Tutanota.
At Tutanota, every member of our development team is very passionate about privacy, security and open source. We work on Tutanota not just because it is a job, but because it is very fulfilling to work on someting with a meaning: We work on a product that enables everyone to protect their private data and with every new user who joins Tutanota, we feel like this is another tiny victory against surveillance capitalism.
Time for a Google calendar alternative: Sharing a Google calendar to the public is easy - and dangerous.
Google calendar allows its users to set their calendars to public, which includes these calendars in the search index. The feature to share a Google calendar is a feature gone wrong as recent findings show: As making a Google calendar public is so easy, users are setting their calendars to public without knowing that once done, anyone can see their private data, even if they haven't shared the calendar link. This puts your data at risk when using Google. Let's look at a private Google calendar alternative: Tutanota!
2021-09-28 / First published: 2019-12-02