A Partnership with ProtonMail

Has anything from OP been verified? If not, this appears to have been a budget troll attempt in which case this thread should be removed.

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I looked it up and Lockheed no longer owns Neustar, it’s owned by one of the major US credit agencies (think credit scores) Transunion. They also were involved in a project to help hollywood institute DRM schemes and also played a role with providing SMS services to the major telecom companies.

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Hi!
Sounds interesting and troublesome at the same time. Im a protonVPN user so was curious if you can make these sources available. After some digging I still can’t find anything on this.
Thanks!

You know, it’s funny you’d say that, but actually I put a breadcrumb link here in a message and it was removed by the staff. I’ll speak to these two things in turn.

First, a caveat, I’m a developer but not highly trained infosec person, so take it FWIW. Now, here’s some links.

https://web.archive.org/web/2021*/https://protonmail.com/support/knowledge-base/email-ddos-protection/
The last snapshot, October 31, 2021, mentions Neustar by name.

Hackernews discussion: this is the link I shared that was flagged as off-topic and removed.

For more background, some of the ownership facts stated here I dug into more and checked out.

And for good measure, this wasn’t what I was talking about above, but another case, in which Proton gave up an IP address of a user to French authorities. This article also cites the wayback machine. :slight_smile:

About the post being removed… I realize a bunch of sequential messages beating the same drum isn’t the best… but a discussion around “A Partnership with Protonmail”… The message I got about it said " Your post was flagged as off-topic: the community feels it is not a good fit for the topic, as currently defined by the title and the first post. This post was flagged by the community and a staff member opted to remove it." I’m new here and I could see it being a situation of “cut this person off, they’re spamming” but then I don’t think I was off topic, I think I was contributing valid info that people hadn’t… in this privacy oriented community for the last 2.5 weeks…

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Hi Layman, again I may have screwed up the forum best practices by posting twice, but I put your answer above, I just forgot to make that a “reply”. :slightly_smiling_face:

There is no response yet from OP. This feels like a false lead to me because I could spend 10 minutes today and build and account named “real_TeslaPR_rep” and post that Tesla is also interested in discussing Zcash integration. This thread should probably be closed

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@dodger said he reached out and @joshs said that @BethECC would be in contact with OP. It’s been 2+ weeks since this was posted. Does anyone have feedback or communications to report?

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In progress. Stay tuned.

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Partnership with Mullvad next, please.

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Just a quick update here:

@decentralistdan and I had a great meeting with Proton and are actively working on putting together a proposal for them. Very excited about moving this one forward and will keep you all posted.

If you guys have any more suggestions or feedback, shoot me a message - I love ideas and feedback! beth@z.cash. or beth@electriccoin.co. Or message me here!

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Is this matured to the point of being a formal thing with accompanying ECC blog post/ twitter thread/ etc etc?

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That’s a great question!

I think it’s too soon for that but once Dan and I have collected feedback on the proposal from the team at Proton, we will be in a better position to outline next steps. Right now, the conversations are still exploratory as the Proton team is also working on their own internal strategies and roadmaps.

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We cant give feedback if we dont know what its about…

Very good idea,

I’m a proton user since a long time and it will be a very good integration as it will bring more people to the eco-system

Best regards,