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Harvard and MIT Students Launch ‘NSA-Proof’ Email Service

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Troubled by Edward Snowden’s revelations about the U.S. government’s snooping habits, a group of Harvard and MIT students created an email service they insist is completely NSA-proof.
The new email platform is called ProtonMail, BostInno reports. The service’s five brainy founders met while working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. They bonded over a shared desire to build an email service even more secure than Lavabit, Mr. Snowden’s now-defunct email service of choice.
Following a few weeks in private beta, ProtonMail is launching its open beta phase starting today.
On ProtonMail’s website, the creators explain what makes their service so well-protected.


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