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CSAM Scanning: EU Commission's lies uncovered.
Today the EU Commission will present unprecedented legislation that would require online service providers to automatically and indiscriminately monitor digital correspondence and scan all data for potential child sexual exploitation material (CSAM). This would make all of your communication via chat and email subject to mass surveillance. But the truth is: There are better ways to save the children than putting every EU citizen under constant surveillance, and we have data to prove this.
German Unity Day: Today is the day to fight for privacy.
Today is German Unity Day: On October 3rd in 1990, Germany became one. At the same time it became a truly democratic country. The oppressive system of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) ended and with it an immense surveillance apparatus disappeared. This is an extremely joyful moment to all Germans. Nevertheless, this day also has to remind us that we can't take the freedoms we currently enjoy in Germany for granted.
Tutanota desktop clients end beta phase.
Today we are very excited that our desktop clients for Windows, MacOS and Linux are going to end their beta phase. We first published the desktop clients in December 2018. Two and a half years later, the clients are so advanced that they are ready to be used by every Tutanota user.
2022-09-29 / First published: 2021-06-21
Which is the most secure email service?
Privacy and security are becoming increasingly popular so more and more services try to promote themselves as the most secure email provider. But there is much more to security and privacy than just encrypting a bit of data. Most of the times, these claims are only marketing claims anyway (looking at you Gmail). We've collected the facts and explain in detail why Tutanota is the most secure email provider in the world.
2022-09-26 / First published: 2020-12-10
Germany: Data retention to be abolished once and for all.
The new German government wants to change the German data retention regulation so that it complies with European and German constitutional privacy rights. The top European Court has now decided that such a change is necessary asap. Any storage of telecommunications data without any reason must be prohibited. This is very good news and it sends a clear signal to the world: Your right to privacy is being respected in Germany!
2022-09-24 / First published: 2021-12-29
What is data retention - and why we need to fight it!
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has just issued an amazing ruling on data retention: Your telephone and online communication data must not be stored without cause, which makes data retention illegal in Europe. The ruling comes after a lawsuit issued by German telecommunication providers Deutsche Telekom and SpaceNet. Now we must keep fighting data retention laws worldwide!
Resolved: Microsoft blocks Tutanota users from own service: Tutanota users can't register a Microsoft Teams account.
We are happy to announce that after the media picked up the story that Microsoft is blocking Tutanota users from registering a Teams account, Microsoft got in touch with us and fixed the issue. And while the issue is now resolved for Tutanota users, this example of anticompetitive behavior - even if out of negligence - shows why better antitrust legislation is needed.
2022-09-14 / First published: 2022-08-04
Cross-site scripting vulnerability fixed.
On June 22 we were informed about a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in all Tutanota clients. We immediately started working on a fix, which was published two days later. Now, all affected versions of Tutanota have been disabled and we would like to inform you about the issue for full transparency.
Denmark bans Gmail and Co from schools due to privacy concerns.
Danish schools must stop using Google's email and cloud services due to concerns or violating the high European privacy standards defined by the GDPR. According to Denmark’s data protection authority, Google’s cloud-based Workspace software suite "does not meet the requirements" of the European Union's GDPR data privacy regulations.
Google Push alternatives: Best open source apps for your Android.
Google is the top spy among all Big Tech companies. So to protect your privacy to the maximum, you need to stop using Google services wherever possible. The most difficult part when quitting Google is if you are using an Android phone as most apps use Google Push notifications. But the number of open source apps refusing to let Google spy on their users is constantly growing. Here is our top nine of FOSS apps that do not use Google Push!