• protonmail shares IP address leading to arrest

    From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to All on Mon Sep 6 20:21:00 2021
    Hello All!

    ProtonMail Explains Why It Shared a User's IP Address With
    Police

    Even a secure email service can't ignore a legally binding
    order from Swiss authorities.

    By Matthew Humphries
    6 Sep 2021, 3:52 p.m.

    ProtonMail advertises itself as the world's largest secure
    email service, and yet it recently shared the IP address and
    device details of a customer with Swiss and French authorities,
    which led to an arrest.

    https://uk.pcmag.com/old-hosted-email-providers/135500/ protonmail-explains-why-it-shared-a-users-ip-address-with-
    police

    Also..

    https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/06/protonmail-logged-ip-address- of-french-activist-after-order-by-swiss-authorities/

    "While ProtonMail didn't cooperate with French authorities,
    French police sent a request to Swiss police via Europol to
    force the company to obtain the IP address of one of its
    users."



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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Tue Sep 7 03:16:20 2021
    Re: protonmail shares IP address leading to arrest
    By: Ogg to All on Mon Sep 06 2021 08:21 pm

    Hello All!

    ProtonMail Explains Why It Shared a User's IP Address With
    Police

    Even a secure email service can't ignore a legally binding
    order from Swiss authorities.

    By Matthew Humphries
    6 Sep 2021, 3:52 p.m.

    ProtonMail advertises itself as the world's largest secure
    email service, and yet it recently shared the IP address and
    device details of a customer with Swiss and French authorities,
    which led to an arrest.

    https://uk.pcmag.com/old-hosted-email-providers/135500/ protonmail-explains-why-it-shared-a-users-ip-address-with-
    police

    Also..

    https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/06/protonmail-logged-ip-address- of-french-activist-after-order-by-swiss-authorities/

    "While ProtonMail didn't cooperate with French authorities,
    French police sent a request to Swiss police via Europol to
    force the company to obtain the IP address of one of its
    users."

    And this surprises.... nobody.

    Services like Lavabit who rather shutdown than surrender their TLS certificates to the authorities are an exception rather than a rule.

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