Australia passes world's first law authorizing encryption backdoors
Privacy advocates, technologists and businesses including Apple have criticized the Australian bill and similar proposals elsewhere, saying such a plan would introduce portals for government abuse and malicious hackers alike.
Rosenstein warns encryption can be 'significant detriment' to public safety
The "Going Dark" debate continued in a speech at a Georgetown University law conference.
Signal Messenger tests feature to encrypt sender identity along with message
Signal says it's beta testing a feature to encrypt the "envelope" as well as the letter it contains.
Government website encryption needs help from DHS, Sen. Wyden says
Despite significant improvements to government website encryption, some metadata is still transmitted insecurely, the Oregon Democrat said.
NIST estimates $250 billion economic impact from its encryption standard
The standards agency commissioned a study of how much the Advanced Encryption Standard meant to government and industry since the late '90s.
Skype adds encrypted chat option for all users
The new feature is especially noteworthy because of Skype's past reputation for allowing outside access in certain cases.