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Proton Launches End-to-End Encrypted Alternative to Google Docs

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Proton Launches End-to-End Encrypted Alternative to Google Docs

Proton Docs offers user end-to-end encrypted (E2E) document creation, editing, and collaboration, all of which is integrated with Proton’s cloud storage product, Drive.

The implementation of E2E means not even Proton can access your docs content or metadata (such as file names), and user data is kept on Swiss servers, where it is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws.

Following Proton’s recent acquisition of the encrypted notes app Standard Notes, Docs integrates many of its popular features, such as full support for markdown and rich text, code blocks and checklists. From Proton’s press release, here are the highlights:

  • Rich Text Editing: Create and edit documents with advanced formatting options, allowing for professional and polished outputs.
  • File Compatibility: Easily open and edit documents in multiple formats, including Microsoft .docx, ensuring seamless integration and continuous privacy protection.
  • Comments and Collaboration: Add comments, reply to comments, and resolve them efficiently, fostering a collaborative environment.
  • Embed Images: Enhance your documents by embedding images, providing visual context without compromising on speed.
  • Collaborative Cursors and Presence: See who else is viewing the document in real-time with collaborative cursors, making teamwork more intuitive.
  • Invite Collaborators: Easily invite anyone to collaborate on your documents. Participants without a Proton account will be prompted to create a free one, ensuring a secure environment for all.
  • Drawing on its privacy-is-everything stance, the company says that every document, keystroke, and even cursor movement is end-to-end encrypted in real time. “Unlike Google Docs, Proton’s commitment to never harvesting user data for any purpose, means information remains strictly private,” promises the company.Proton Docs is currently a web application, but Proton says it will eventually be offered as a dedicated app across platforms. Alongside Docs, Proton Drive includes a calendar, file storage, a password manager, and more.

    Docs requires a free Proton Drive account. Proton says it is rolling out Docs starting today, and the feature will be available to all users over the next couple of days.

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  1. Sounds good at first glance

    I am looking for a new email provider at present.
    Proton is contender.

    However it says
    ….. and user data is kept on Swiss servers, where it is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws…..

    Well there is the Achilles heel.
    Switzerland.
    The home of the yodeling Nazi that houses WHO, UNHCR, WEF, GAVI, UNITAR, ILO and many other scumbags.

    Switzerland is not Neutral in that it it last year provided armaments to Ukraine.

    Switzerland banking laws were broken over 20 years ago under pressure from the USA.
    It is not as secure as bandied about.
    US wanted to access international competition – ie terrorist organizations .
    The CIA does not like competition
    The US wanted access to drugs dealers funds- the CIA does not like competition.
    The US wanted info about Arms dealers. The CIA does not like competition.
    Very anti competitive is the CIA.
    There should be anti-Trust action !!

    Apple touts its ‘security’
    and does big song and dance shit.
    It is accessible by the US goo-mint.
    All these big Tech US outfits are only there by the good grace of the US deep state and they crush those that don’t tow the line.

    It is highly likely there will be US software and US controlled hardware in these sites.
    The database is likely a US dgtabase like Oracle or SQL Server (MS)
    the operating system – possibly Unix/Linux based but maybe not.
    Hardware- Dell, HP or whatever.
    The yanks are always spying.

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  2. I know an old school military IT guy. His hacking skills are impressive. Nothing online is secure. Swiss have lost their “neutral” status, that idea is as quaint as the cuckoo clock. Best you behave and search the net as if an old school vengeful God is looking over your shoulder.

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