Protect your IP address

Your ISP-assigned IP address = YOU. Every website you visit records your IP address. This personally identifiable information leads directly to you, regardless of where or how you connect to the internet. Everything you do online at home, work, school, Starbucks, or while traveling leads straight back to you. This includes what you do on your smartphone while using your mobile data provider. For this reason, you must protect your IP address: It’s like your DNA.

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Protect your IP address

Regardless of your political or social views, someone will hold you accountable for what you do and say online.

Check recent historical records and news headlines, and you’ll see how many people get in trouble for their online activities. People have been:

  • Doxed.
  • Harassed.
  • Arrested.
  • Fired.
  • Blackballed.
  • De-banked.
  • Evicted.
  • Unpersoned.
  • Silenced.

Just because someone disliked something they said or did online.

Protect your IP address: It’s your identity.

If someone has your IP address, they can find out who you are with or without a warrant. Internet Service Providers freely cooperate with requests for information, giving political and social activists the ability to destroy your life. Your ISP will hand over your IP address to government and law enforcement agencies with or without a legal claim.

Do NOT trust ProtonMail

Some online services promise you online anonymity. That’s why many activists trust services such as ProtonMail to protect their communications.

Project Veritas, the journalists who have exposed everything from election fraud to covid fraud may be the world’s most famous ProtonMail users. They thought they were safe. Now everyone who has corresponded via a Proton Mail email address risks personal damages.

How do we know?

Just ask the French climate activist that just went to jail for using ProtonMail.

Here’s the headline from September 7, 2021:

Encrypted email website ProtonMail passes user’s IP address to French authorities, leading to arrest of climate activist

A French climate activist has been arrested after the private email service ProtonMail cooperated with authorities after a court ruling, logging details of a user before providing it to the police to identify a French citizen.

Here’s the link to the full article at

ProtonMail Lies

Here’s how ProtonMail lures its victims:

End-to-end encrypted email, pro-privacy and free of ads. Developed by scientists from CERN and MIT. Protected by strict Swiss privacy laws.

Did “strict Swiss privacy laws” protect the climate activist from arrest in France? NO!

ProtonMail promises privacy, but they (1) record their users’ IP address and (2) surrender that personally identifiable information to “authorities” upon request.

ProtonMail Spin:

In the wake of their high-profile betrayal of their customer’s trust, ProtonMail published the following spin:

There is a difference between security/privacy, and anonymity.

Andy Yen, founder and CEO of Proton, the company behind the Swiss email provider ProtonMail,

You can read ProtonMail’s full statement here.

Proton ALWAYS betrays its users.

Don’t trust ProtonMail. The French case isn’t the first time ProtonMail dished its user info to “authorities.”

In August it was reported that ProtonMail was forced to hand over user data to American security authorities and enforcement agencies in a case concerning threats of violence toward Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the US president.

ProtonMail has established a pattern of violating its marketing promises and its commitments to its users.

Lessons learned from ProtonMail

You need to learn the following facts:

  1. You cannot trust Proton, the company, ProtonMail, or ProtonVPN. They’ll turn over your information to anyone who asks for it.
  2. Protect your IP address. It’s a unique number that connects you with everything you do online. Protect it as you’d protect your personal documents, finances, or DNA.

How can I protect my IP address?

You know that every online resource records your IP address and your online activity.

You know that sites, such as ProtonMail, trick you into believing they offer secure services when they don’t.

How do you respond?

Use a verified no-logs VPN to protect your IP address.

If you connect to a verified no-logs VPN, such as NordVPN, you get a new, anonymous IP address. No one can trace that anonymous IP address back to you.

Can I trust ProtonVPN?

Are you kidding me? REALLY? ProtonVPN is owned and operated by the same company that runs ProtonMail. If ProtonMail is turning over your IP address, ProtonVPN is doing the same thing.

Don’t go to jail. Stay away from ALL Proton products. OK?

How to use ProtonMail safely

ProtonMail promises safety and security to its users, but betrays them at the drop of a hat. Still, you CAN safely use ProtonMail, if you take sensible precautions.

Just imagine if the climate activist had connected to NordVPN before using ProtonMail.

In such a case, ProtonMail would have surrendered an anonymous NordVPN IP address to the “authorities.

When the authorities went to NordVPN to connect the anonymous IP address to the climate activist’s address, they would’ve left empty-handed.

NordVPN does not store user logs. For this reason, no way exists to connect your personally identifiable IP address with your NordVPN IP address.

Conclusion: Protect your IP address

Regardless of whether you voted for Trump or want to fight climate change, you risk arrest. Even if what you do or say is legal today, it might not be illegal tomorrow.

Don’t expose your IP address online. Protect it with NordVPN for Windows. It’s a verified “no logs” VPN. Connect to NordVPN before you say or do anything online, especially if it’s potentially controversial either now or in the future.

Protect your IP address. You cannot expect fair treatment by “authorities” and “courts.”

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