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Australia passes world's first law authorizing encryption backdoors

by Jeff Stone • 3 days ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

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

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 month ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

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

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 months ago

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

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

The new feature is especially noteworthy because of Skype's past reputation for allowing outside access in certain cases.

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