Posteo divulges the numbers

05.May 2014 | Category: Online

Article by Svenja Bergt at

Posteo was the first German provider to disclose how often investigative authorities had requested user information. The provider hopes that others now follow suit.

On Monday, Posteo became the first German email provider to publish numbers regarding requests from authorities. According to the report, criminal investigative authorities requested information on users a total of seven times in the last year. In six of these, the authorities only wanted user information from the provider – more or less the name, address and bank details connected to an email account. In one case it went beyond this and included the content of the account and ongoing communication – so-called telecommunication surveillance (TKÜ). There were no requests from intelligence agencies.

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Posteo encryption tested by

24.January 2014 | Category: Online

Article by Christiane Schulzki-Haddouti at

Which providers use encryption, HTTPS and other methods to prevent hacking? We asked five of them. The smallest one performed the best.

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Small Berlin service, high protection

02.January 2014 | Category: Print

Article by Katharina Buess in the Berliner Zeitung

In Berlin’s Kreuzberg, Posteo is working on privacy. It started small, and slowly and surely grew and grew. Then came Edward Snowden, and the number of users tripled. A success story.

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