Where Trump’s FBI nominee stands on tech’s hot privacy issues
While questions about Russia attracted more initial scrutiny at his Senate confirmation hearing today, Trump's proposed James Comey replacement Chris Wray did offer a few clues on his ideas about the
European MEPs want to ban states from backdooring encryption
The European parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has put forward a proposal that would amend the EU's charter of fundamental rights to extend privacy rights to t
Could the UK be about to break end-to-end encryption?
Once again there are indications the UK government intends to use the law to lean on encryption. A report in The Sun this week quoted a Conservative minister saying that should the government be re-el
Encrypted messaging platform WhatsApp denies “backdoor” claim
A security issue has been flagged in the hugely popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp that could allow for messages sent via the encrypted platform to be intercepted and read.
UK surveillance powers bill could force startups to bake in backdoors
While the Apple vs FBI court battle has drawn all eyes to the question of what should be considered 'reasonable assistance' for companies to provide law enforcement agencies, over in the UK the govern
Apple vs FBI: Read Apple’s Opening Statement To Congress Tomorrow
Apple's general counsel Bruce Sewell will testify before a congressional Judiciary Committee tomorrow. The hearing has been convened to discuss what is being described as "The Encryption Tightrope" --