“Even Western democracies such as the US have not been immune to this trend, which is most starkly illustrated by the forced enlistment of US tech companies into the US surveillance apparatus. In fact, we have reached the point where it simply not possible to run a privacy and security focused service in the US or in the UK.”
My opinion is totally unqualified. I think I remember @anon81773980 recommending tutanota to me.
I think Protonmail is doing an amazing job. We would all love SAFE to “fix it all” but normal email on the clearweb will be available for years to come.