Technology • Internet & Web
German court forces mail provider Tutanota to perform a surveillance function, enabling a backdoor
Tutanota email client
Tutanota email client Credit: Tutanota

Tutanota is one of the few email providers that encrypt all incoming emails by default. However, a ruling by the Cologne Regional Court is now forcing the Hanover-based company to install a function with which investigators can monitor individual mailboxes and read emails in plain text.