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MIT and CERN's secure webmail plan stumped by PayPal freeze

The register: The Proton Mail project, which offers end-to-end encrypted webmail from the user's browser, has had a stick thrust into its operational spokes courtesy of PayPal.

The MIT-and-CERN-inspired project, based on Switzerland, had decided against VC funding for reasons of credibility among users. Instead, it relies on users willing to fork out US$5 for 1 GB of stored mail, and was running a crowd-funding campaign – and that means it depends on payment processing.

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