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Apple iPhone “Unbreakable” Encryption Is Breakable, According to Latest Reports

News broke on Forbes today that a major government contractor in the United States found a way to crack the encryption on Apple’s ever-popular iPhone devices. Previously, Apple has been commended for their superior security, even fighting back against the United States’ prominent…

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Skype Introducing Encryption with Private Conversations

The long-awaited feature of end-to-end encryption is finally arriving to Skype’s communication platform. The company announced the aptly named feature, Private Conversations, is currently in its testing stages, but will soon cover the audio calls, text and multimedia messages of all users. Signal,…

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Encryption Under Attack Again, This Time By The Five Eyes

Encryption has been dominating the news again, in a battle that seems to never end. In the latest in this ongoing debate, a concept called “responsible encryption” is being thrown around. What this refers to is a way to encrypt that both offers…

Turkey has been monitoring their citizens over messaging apps.

Turkish Government Cracks Down on Encryption, Threatens Human Rights

Encryption has been under attack in many locations around the world lately, including Turkey. The Turkish government breached the weak security of messaging app, ByLock, and used the cyber intelligence gained to make countless arrests of people involved with the recent attempted coup…

Australia Introduces New Encryption Laws

Australia Introduces New Encryption Laws

Australians are reeling after their government made the announcement this month that they will be cracking down on encryption by introducing new, strict laws that will “compel tech companies to provide Australian security agencies with access to encrypted messages.” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ignited a…

FCC Privacy Rules

The FCC Revolving Door vs. The Open Internet 2017

In 2014, we shared an infographic that represents the FCC’s “revolving door” and illustrated how the FCC has been damaging to the open Internet. We’ve updated that infographic for 2017, to better reflect the state of the FCC today. View our graphic below…

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From the Frontlines of the Second Crypto Wars

We’re currently living in the midst of the Second Crypto Wars. While that may sound like the title of a campy Star Wars knock-off from the ‘80s, it’s actually the most recent iteration of a long running debate over the ubiquity of strong…

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“Five Eyes” Alliance Meets to Discuss Future of Encryption

The Five Eyes, an intelligence (or surveillance, depending on your viewpoint) alliance among five countries (Australia, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada), met this past week to discuss the future of encryption and the different options available to help thwart worldwide…

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On Encryption: What You Need To Know Now

Encryption is complicated in a lot of ways. Topics like elliptic curve cryptography and post-quantum cryptography are best left to mathematicians, and not someone like me who needs to count on his fingers to calculate a tip. And even someone who has a…

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In the news lately, there are countless stories about governments working to crack down on encryption – using the argument that in order to ensure national security, access to encrypted communications is necessary. On the contrary, creating encryption backdoors is dangerous to national security, furthering mass surveillance…