Internet freedom activists are concerned a Trump appointee could threaten pro-democracy work abroad
Technologists working on security tools outside the U.S. warn that a major change to their funding could mean catastrophe.
Signal wants to protect protesters’ privacy with new face-blurring feature
Use of Signal has surged since George Floyd's killing.
WhatsApp adds biometric feature to help protect messages
Even end-to-end encryption can’t protect WhatsApp users’ messages if someone has physical control of their device — a problem this update should help solve.
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.
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.
Lawmakers call on Amazon and Google to reconsider ban on domain fronting
The technique is used to circumvent censorship and surveillance around the world.