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The UK Government Wanted WhatsApp To Build A Backdoor

09/20/2017, WhatsApp is one of the most popular cross-platform messaging services on the planet. It processes more than a billion messages every single day. As you can probably imagine, it often has to deal with governments and law enforcement agencies that want...

Signal Encrypted Video Calling Feature Goes Live

03/14/2017, There are several communication apps out there that promise enhanced security features and Signal is one of them. It has been testing an encrypted video calling feature for several weeks now and since the tests have been completed, the Signal encrypted...

CIA Can Bypass WhatsApp And Signal Encryption, Claims WikiLeaks

03/07/2017, WikiLeaks today released thousands of documents that it claims reveals the hacking toolkit used by the Central Intelligence Agency to break into devices like smartphones and computers. This is the first time in quite a while that so many documents that...

Facebook Messenger End-To-End Encryption Rolled Out For All Users

10/04/2016, Most popular cross-platform messaging services offer end-to-end encryption these days to assure their users that their conversations are transmitted safely and securely. The need to assure users of this feature only became greater after Edward...

Part Of Nazi Encryption Equipment Sold On eBay For $15

05/31/2016, You can find all kinds of things on eBay. It’s not uncommon for rare items to be sold through the online marketplace, items with a significant amount of history attached to them, both good and bad. A device that was part of the Nazi encryption...

Apple Rehires Security Expert To Improve Encryption

05/25/2016, Apple has rehired Jon Callas, a security expert, to improve its encryption. The move comes after the company locked horns with the government when ordered to unlock an encrypted iPhone. Callas, believed to be an expert in practical cryptography, has been...

Proposed Bill Could Ban States From Demanding Encryption Backdoors

02/10/2016, There has been a huge debate in the US regarding encryption, in which many tech companies are fighting against requests from law enforcement agencies to provide them with backdoor access to computers and mobile devices. The argument is that if they were...

Apple Patent Lets You Backup Encrypted Data To A Friend’s Phone

08/13/2015, At the moment law enforcement officials aren’t too happy about the way Apple and Google’s mobile phone encryption works. Basically law enforcement has no way of getting into a suspect’s smartphone, and even if Apple or Google were to agree to their...

Box Allows Customers To Control Encryption

02/10/2015, When it comes to storing your precious data on the cloud, it goes without saying that you would want to ensure that there are relevant security measures in place to make sure that whatever sensitive information you have there would remain privy to your...

Yahoo Mail Now Encrypts All Connections

01/08/2014, Back in October 2013, after a string of leaks by Edward Snowden pushed major internet companies to do more with regards to user privacy, Yahoo announced that it will add automatic encryption to Yahoo Mail by early 2014. This means that all emails will...

Office 365 Message Encryption Coming Early Next Year

11/21/2013, Microsoft today announced a new service called Office 365 Message Encryption. Through the service, users can send encrypted emails not only within their company or organization, but also outside it to people who’re using any other email service from...