Why encrypted email service ProtonMail is open-sourcing its mobile apps


At a time when public trust in “big tech” is at an all-time low over countless data breaches and privacy scandals, even companies that specialize in online security are having to go the whole nine yards to convince people that they’re serious about privacy. Encrypted email service ProtonMail this week announced that its iPhone app is now open source, with anyone able to peruse the code on GitHub. Why? Well, thousands of eyes are better than dozens of eyes in terms of spotting flaws in the source code. Moreover, full transparency fosters a higher degree of trust where trust is paramount.
(Source: Venture Beat)