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ProtonMail explained


How secure are your emails?


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Meet the man who believes he’s come up with a foolproof way of keeping your emails safe from the prying eyes of governments and hackers. (Carlo Pisani, swissinfo.ch)

The moment for Andy Yen came in 2013 when the story broke of the United States government’s massive surveillance of phone and internet communications, exposed by Edward Snowden.Yen, a particle physicist at CERN, got together with a few of his colleagues at the Geneva nuclear research centre and started brainstorming ways of making email communication safe.

Watch Yen explain the idea behind their secure application, ProtonMail, which is hosted entirely in Switzerland.


Contact the author of this story on twitter @carlopisani