encryption

Encryption messaging apps continue to be used to assure the privacy of messages between two or more users of the app.  The huge question continues to be whether the use of such applications is a threat to national security.  The answer continues to point to the purpose for the use. The laws of many countries …

Continue reading London terror attacker used WhatsApp before rampage- is encryption a problem

Most of us have probably had some connection to or experience with Siri (from Apple) and Cortana (from Microsoft).  Now Google has introduced Allo, its new messaging app which will have artificial intelligence (AI) built-in to it.  But Google also stands behind privacy and the use of encryption to protect our information. And there’s the …

Continue reading Google’s AI Plans Are A Privacy Nightmare

“Apple’s officially off the hook: A federal court order thatwould have required the company to help the FBI hack into an iPhone—to build the “software equivalent of cancer,” in the words of Apple CEO TimCook—has been taken off the table. A case that threatened to travel allthe way to the Supreme Court has been dropped. …

Continue reading Condolences to Apple for its Big Win Against the FBI – The Atlantic

“The U.S. government and the other Five Eyes partners (UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) have an agreement to push for new spy legislation that will provide them with backdoors into all Internet infrastructure and services,” Dotcom told TorrentFreak on Saturday. “The NZ government is currently aggressively looking to extend its powers with the GCSB …

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Don’t Want to Be Spied On? Think About Encryption The security and privacy dialogue got notched up last week with the release of news about government requests to the likes of Verizon and Google for information that would be considered private. These suggestions about encryption are not provided as a means to circumvent legal requests …

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