Members of Congress are looking to create an encryption commission that would “get the answers we need” on the issue of encryption and digital security.
Facebook says it’s going to implement end-to-end encryption into its extremely popular Messenger app. Unfortunately, the company is going about it all wrong. The encryption will be require that users opt-in to use the security measure, which bows to the the FBI’s wishes, and flies in the face of what experts consider…
Telegram, the supposedly secure messaging app, has over 100 million users. You might even be one of them. If you are, you should probably stop using it right now. Here’s the unfortunate truth about Telegram: it’s not as secure as the company’s marketing campaigns might lead you to believe.
James Comey, FBI director and encryption skeptic, hates that you can communicate privately and securely.
A judge has shut down WhatApp for three days in Brazil, in an attempt to gain access to data from the messaging service.
It is becoming increasingly clear that Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr, co-chairs of the Senate Intelligence Committee, don’t have the slightest clue about how encryption works. Good thing they’re currently pushing disastrous legislation that would force tech companies to decrypt things for law enforcement!
Former Philadelphia Police Sergeant Francis Rawls has spent the past seven months in solitary confinement without charges because passwords he entered for investigators failed to decrypt hard drives seized in connection with a child porn investigation.
While Apple has been waging a very public battle, it turns out that Canadian police have been decrypting the messages of millions of Blackberry users. Rather than apologizing for the breach, Blackberry CEO John Chen defended his company’s approach.
Blackberry—the financially floundering smartphone maker that prides itself on end-to-end encryption—may have finally met its match in the form of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Motherboard reports that the RCMP, as part of a criminal investigation, was able to intercept and decrypt more than a million Blackberry…
Yesterday, Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein released a draft of what they’re calling the “Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016.” The so-called “encryption bill” manages to be both breathtakingly ignorant and condescending at the same time.
The battle between the FBI and Apple isn’t over yet.
An anticipated courtroom showdown between Apple and the FBI was scheduled for today—but that’s not happening anymore. The hearing was postponed following an FBI court filing claiming a “third party” had shown the government an alternate method to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, one that doesn’t require…
Yesterday, it came to light that the FBI may no longer need Apple to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone. The two sides were due to meet in court again today, but the hearing has been delayed.
The current scrap between Apple and the FBI feels timely and relevant to most of us. But as a new Bloomberg feature explains, it’s been brewing for at least 18 months.
A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University has discovered a flaw in iMessage on older version of iOS which makes it possible for a third party to intercept and decrypt images and video.
“The FBI and its supporters can be weirdly dismissive of [the encryption] issue, in ways that indicate they don’t fully understand how technology works—or are pretending not to,” explained Jon Oliver on Last Week Tonight. And so begins his wonderful take on the state of encryption.
President Obama celebrated attending SXSW this year by doing the most SXSW thing ever: an interminable and substance-lite keynote discussion. Obama talked with Texas Tribune editor-in-chief Evan Smith about the current encryption debate—but admitted his stance boils down to “I’m not a technical expert, but let’s not…