ProtonMail and ProtonVPN apps are now open source across all platforms
It is a little while since Proton Technologies announced that ProtonVPN was being open sourced to help build trust in the service. Now the company has done the same for the Android version of ProtonMail, and this means that all ProtonMail and ProtonVPN apps are now open source
Just as with ProtonVPN, the open sourcing of ProtonMail opens it up not only to the scrutiny of anyone who cares to trawl through the source code, but it has also been subjected to a third-party security audit.
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Proton's philosophy has always been focused on security, and the company says that open sourcing allows anyone to review the code and verify that its data protection claims are accurate. In addition to opening up all of its code to scrutiny, Proton Technologies also runs a bug bounty program to help track down bugs and vulnerabilities.
ProtonMail chief technology officer, Bart Butler, says:
More information about today's announcement is available on the ProtonMail blog.