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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After Terror Attacks, Britain Moves to Police the Web

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Spread the loveTweet In Germany, lawmakers are pushing ahead with fines of up to 50 million euros, or $56 million, if Silicon Valley companies do not limit how online hate…


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Dilemma for Uber and Rival: Egypt’s Demand for Data on Riders

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Spread the loveTweet In a meeting with Careem’s chief executive, Mudassir Sheikha, Egyptian military intelligence offered preferential treatment in return for access to the company’s customer and driver data. That…


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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Cellphone Tracking Case

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Spread the loveTweet Photo People using cellphones on a subway platform in New York. A new case concerns historical data held by cellphone companies that shows users’ movements over time…


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Get a Private Mailbox: Soverin Plan: One-Year Subscription

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Spread the loveTweet Everyone loves using Gmail and Outlook, at least mostly loves them. They’re both great at so many things, but Google and Microsoft use the info from your…


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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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Telco-Backed Politician Wants to Restore Privacy Rules She Helped Kill

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Spread the loveTweet Last Thursday Republicans proposed a new law that would require companies from Comcast and Verizon to Facebook and Google to get your permission before selling your internet…


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Bits: Daily Report: Europe Gets Tough on Facebook

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Spread the loveTweet Photo The Facebook Innovation Hub in Berlin last year. Facebook faces increased scrutiny in Europe. Credit Tobias Schwarz/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images It has been some time…


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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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Password managers: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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Spread the loveTweet In a world where we’re being told to change our passwords every five minutes thanks to the latest massive breach, it’s hard to imagine life without a…


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