• Places Is A Sharing Platform That Puts Privacy First

    Places Is A Sharing Platform That Puts Privacy First

    Places is a privacy-centric startup that’s building a secure Dropbox-style platform for file sharing and messaging — but one that has end-to-end, client-side encryption built in. It’s currently launched in early alpha and is inviting people to sign up for a forthcoming beta at Read More

  • Proliferation Of PGP Complicates Job Of Federal Investigators

    Given that enabling PGP encryption is as easy as ticking a few boxes in both Mac OS X and Windows, it’s no surprise that the authorities are now increasing their efforts to combat the scourge of people wanting to keep their private data private. For starters, new Secret Service recruits are given a one-week crash course in computer forensics, presumably so agents will be able to say… Read More

  • Bad RAM: Disk encryption vulnerable to attack

    Disk encryption, in its current implementation, is a joke. But it’s hardly the software makers’ fault. Princeton researchers have developed a method to defeat a form of disk encryption that’s commonly found on laptops. It relies on the fact that RAM, contrary to popular belief, doesn’t erase automatically when power is cut. Rather, information stored in RAM—here… Read More