This week the Russian government has blocked the ProtonMail end-to-end encrypted email service and ProtonVPN VPN service.
“On January 29, based on the requirements of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation, Roskomnadzor will restrict access to the mail service Protonmail.com (Switzerland),” reads a p
“This email service was used by
“The company responded with a categorical refusal to Roskomnadzor’s repeated requests for information to be included in the register of information dissemination organizers on the Internet. Information about the administrators of the mailboxes used to send threats has not been p
“In accordance with the procedure enshrined in the legislation, Roskomnadzor consistently restricts access to resources used by criminals to destabilize the situation in the country and increase tension, and expects effective interaction with all parties involved.”
Proton Technologies confirmed that their services have been blocked in Russia and recommends using the Tor network to bypass the censorship.
“We have received reports that Proton is currently blocked in Russia. We are reaching out to the appropriate authorities to get the block lifted as soon as possible. This block affects ProtonMail and ProtonVPN users who were not logged in before the block was implemented.” states Proton Technologies. “For now, we recommend using the TOR network (via the TOR Browser) to access our services.
To quickly access the Proton websites with the TOR browser:
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