People seem to automatically lump Security and Privacy into one single category. When it comes to Email, these are just spices added to the dish, like Salt and Pepper – too much is overbearing and too little is weak. So, I was just cruising around the web and came across this:
I have no love or admiration for ProtonMail, the Swiss-based Email group started by a bunch of academicians. You’d be better off just asking for an account at CIA.GOV. This quote summarizes the problem with perception:
“if they care about privacy and would like more privacy online, 10 out of 10 would say yes. The problem is really the inconvenience that comes with internet privacy. Simply put, people sacrifice privacy and security for convenience, and the only way to win this battle is to make security easy.”
This is Andy Yen’s interpretation. He talks about people’s privacy. He gives them security. The two ARE NOT the same. ProtonMail could’ve stood up for the French activist’s privacy; or at least put a little effort into it. They did not. Instead, ProtonMail rolled over faster than Charlie Sheen can snort three lines of coke.
ProtonMail should change their motto to: “We’re not worth an electron!”