No straight answer on encryption from Europe’s incoming digital chief

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Spread the loveTweet Mariya Gabriel, who is currently the EC’s commissioner-designate for the digital economy and society portfolio, was fielding questions from the European Parliament today, as part of the…


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Krypt.co scores a 1.2 M seed round to simplify developer encryption key security

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Spread the loveTweet Krypt.co, a new security startup founded by two former MIT students and one of their professors, is launching today with a free product called Kryptonite, designed to help…


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We want to limit use of e2e encryption, confirms UK minister

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Spread the loveTweet The UK government has once again amped up its attacks on tech platforms’ use of end-to-end encryption, and called for International co-operation to regulate the Internet so…


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How to Send Encrypted Email on Android

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Spread the loveTweet For the most part, encryption sounds like the reserve of government agencies, criminal court cases and movies about hackers trying to break into big businesses and banks.…


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DOJ code-breaking project found unencrypted on the internet

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Spread the loveTweet But the mass adoption of encryption has also become a thorn in the side of law enforcement and other government agencies. So their reaction has been to…


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How to Encrypt Files and Folders with VeraCrypt in Ubuntu

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Spread the loveTweet It may be a good idea sometimes to keep certain files and folders in an encrypted location to prevent unauthorised access. This is especially important on a…


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WhatsApp is down worldwide but Facebook is fixing it (updated)

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Spread the loveTweet WhatsApp is hugely popular. Facebook purchased the service and its 450 million registered users in 2014 for $19 billion, and by February 2016, WhatsApp had ballooned to…


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FBI director Comey backs renewed push for decryption law

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Spread the loveTweet Comey also insisted that “none of us” in the American public want backdoor access for law enforcement. Officials just want to “accommodate both interests [privacy and access]…


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Mr. Know-It-All: How Do I Deal With My Friend the Encryption Hypocrite?

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Spread the loveTweet Christoph Niemann I work in a casual tech setting and I’m shocked by how much everyone swears. Should I say something? Imagine what it was like to…


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Miami sextortion case asks if a suspect can be forced to decrypt an iPhone

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Hencha Voigt (left) is accused of extorting Julieanna Goddard (right). For now, Voigt is refusing to enter the passcode to her seized iPhone. reader comments…


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