Author: Violette Paternotte

Do I need OpenPGP

What is OpenPGP?

OpenPGP is one of the standard protocols for encryption/signature of data. It is the most widely used email encryption standard. It’s also one of the ways Mailfence provides security and...

Banning encryption: why is it a poor idea?

Last year, leaks from the Council of the European Union revealed that the European Union was (again) considering banning encryption. More recently, the Belgian government planned to enact an oppressive...

Goodbye 2021, hello 2022

Goodbye 2021, hello 2022

Hello, As another year starts, we pause to reflect on what we’ve achieved in these challenging times and are happy to share with you some of our objectives for the...

What distinguishes instant messaging from email

What distinguishes instant messaging from email?

Obsolete, outdated, and even “dead”: with the rise of instant messaging applications, many media are predicting the demise of email. Email is considered time-consuming, stressful and is no longer part...

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Encryption Backdoors: Do not work!

Some background knowledge on Encryption Backdoors Certain events have led to renewed calls from governments and law enforcement for more sophisticated tools for monitoring suspects. One idea that has received renewed attention...