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Skype adds e2e encrypted ‘private chats’ powered by Signal Protocol

Skype is adding an opt-in e2e encryption feature, utilizing the industry standard Signal Protocol to power 'Private Conversations'.

ProtonMail encrypted mail service adds support for Apple Mail, Outlook and Thunderbird

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

ProtonMail bolts on an encrypted contacts manager and digital signing for contacts

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. 

Everyone bored to death by DoJ’s latest call for crypto backdoors

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

UK gives WhatsApp another spanking over e2e crypto

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

More political headbanging on encryption threatens privacy

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

We want to limit use of e2e encryption, confirms UK minister

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

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

French presidential candidate Macron talks tough on tech firms over terrorism

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

Europe’s justice ministers unsure on whether to push for decrypt law

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

Social media firms facing fresh political pressure after London terror attack

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

Researchers critique security in messaging app Confide

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

Messaging app Wire now has an external audit of its e2e crypto

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.

How WhatsApp is fighting spam after its encryption rollout

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

Voxer adds end-to-end encrypted ‘private chats’

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

Are encrypted direct messages coming to Twitter?

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

Encryption under fire in Europe as France and Germany call for decrypt law

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

UK surveillance bill includes powers to limit end-to-end encryption

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’s Allo won’t include end-to-end encryption by default

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

Brazil orders cell phone carriers to block WhatsApp for 72 hours

WhatsApp, Facebook’s messaging service that recently rolled out end-to-end encryption to its users, will be blocked in Brazil for 72 hours, starting this afternoon. A judge from the small Brazi
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