A pact of five nation states dedicated to a global “collect it all” surveillance mission has issued a memo calling on their governments to demand tech companies build backdoor access to th
Skype is adding an opt-in e2e encryption feature, utilizing the industry standard Signal Protocol to power 'Private Conversations'.
Mr. Robot’s email service of choice just expanded its support for a handful of popular email clients. ProtonMail just introduced a new tool, called ProtonMail Bridge, that could expand its relat
Another neat addition to end-to-end encrypted email client ProtonMail: It's added a zero-access encrypted contacts manager that also digitally signs the contact info you store in it.
The U.S. Department of Justice's deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, gave a speech on encryption yesterday and boy was it a snoozer. It's almost as if all those decades of crypto wars never happe
The UK government has once again bared its anti-technology teeth in public, leaning especially heavily on messaging platform WhatsApp for its use of end-to-end encryption security tech, and calling it
The UK's Home Secretary has yet again cranked up the pressure on messaging giants over use of end-to-end encryption to secure communications sent via popular services like WhatsApp -- implying she wou
The UK government has once again amped up its attacks on tech platforms' use of end-to-end encryption, and called for International co-operation to regulate the Internet so that it cannot be used as a
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
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has become the latest high profile European politician to threaten U.S. tech companies over their use of end-to-end encryption, and for how digital platfo
European justice and home affairs ministers are putting their heads together to try to decide on a collective response to Internet companies' use of strong encryption. And, ultimately, whether to push
Yesterday UK government ministers once again called for social media companies to do more to combat terrorism. "There should be no place for terrorists to hide," said Home Secretary Amber Rudd, speaki
White House staffers have been drawn to Confide by its security features, which include messages that require a reader to run their finger over the text as they read and destruct after reading. But se
Encrypted messaging app Wire has now published an external audit of its crypto protocol, Proteus, and the implementation of the protocol across its various apps.
WhatsApp proved itself to be the most YOLO-crypto company of 2016 when it turned on end-to-end encryption by default last April for its more than 1 billion users. (Facebook, WhatsApp’s parent c
Voice-focused messaging app Voxer has added an end-to-end encrypted 'private chats' feature on its Android and iOS apps -- powered by Open Whisper Systems' Signal Protocol. So all content shared withi
Following his chat with whistleblower Edward Snowden, @Jack dropped a hint about what privacy features might be in the cards for Twitter. In the tweeted exchange, Dorsey and Snowden continued the co
A fresh chapter of the crypto wars looks to be opening up in Europe, after the French and German interior ministers took to a podium yesterday to lobby for a law change that would enable courts to dem
The UK government has explicitly confirmed that a surveillance bill now making its way through the second chamber could be used to require a company to remove encryption. And even, in some circumstanc
Google announced its new messaging app Allo at its I/O developers conference today, and it looks pretty cool. It's a feature-rich interface with graphics and doodles, and it works with Google Assistan