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Google plans to test end-to-end encryption in Android messages

Google plans to test end-to-end encryption in Android messages For the past year and a half, Google has been rolling out its next-generation messaging to Android users to replace the old, clunky, and insecure SMS text messaging. Now the company says that rollout is complete, and plans to bring end-to-end encryption to […]

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What’s all this about Europe wanting crypto backdoors?

What’s all this about Europe wanting crypto backdoors? A press report emerged over the weekend claiming European lawmakers who are worried about terrorism are speeding towards a ban on end-to-end encryption. Spoiler: It’s a little more nuanced than that. Read on for our break down of what’s actually going on…  Is Europe […]

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WhatsApp Is Adding Disappearing Messages—With Some Limits

WhatsApp Is Adding Disappearing Messages—With Some Limits The popular encrypted messaging app now lets you automatically make chats vanish after a week, but look out for a few caveats. Source: www.wired.com WhatsApp Is Adding Disappearing Messages—With Some Limits

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DataFleets keeps private data useful, and useful data private, with federated learning and $4.5M seed

DataFleets keeps private data useful, and useful data private, with federated learning and .5M seed As you may already know, there’s a lot of data out there, and some of it could actually be pretty useful. But privacy and security considerations often put strict limitations on how it can be used or […]

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Senate’s encryption backdoor bill is ‘dangerous for Americans,’ says Rep. Lofgren

Senate’s encryption backdoor bill is ‘dangerous for Americans,’ says Rep. Lofgren A Senate bill that would compel tech companies to build backdoors to allow law enforcement access to encrypted devices and data would be “very dangerous” for Americans, said a leading House Democrat. Law enforcement frequently spars with tech companies over their […]

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Decrypted: Tesla’s ransomware near miss, Palantir’s S-1 risk factors

Decrypted: Tesla’s ransomware near miss, Palantir’s S-1 risk factors Another busy week in cybersecurity. In case you missed it: A widely used messaging app used by over a million protesters has several major security flaws; a little-known loophole has let the DMV sell driver’s licenses and Social Security records to private investigators; […]

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How Cryptography Lets Down Marginalized Communities

How Cryptography Lets Down Marginalized Communities Speaking at a prestigious crypto conference this month, Seny Kamara called on the field to recognize its blind spots—and fix them. Source: www.wired.com How Cryptography Lets Down Marginalized Communities

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Leaked S-1 says Palantir would fight an order demanding its encryption keys

Leaked S-1 says Palantir would fight an order demanding its encryption keys Palantir, the secretive data analytics startup founded by billionaire investor Peter Thiel, would challenge a government order seeking the company’s encryption keys, according to a leaked document. TechCrunch has obtained a leaked copy of Palantir’s S-1, filed with U.S. regulators […]

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TikTok found to have tracked Android users’ MAC addresses until late last year

TikTok found to have tracked Android users’ MAC addresses until late last year Until late last year social video app TikTok was using an extra layer of encryption to conceal a tactic for tracking Android users via the MAC address of their device which skirted Google’s policies and did not allow users […]

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Twitter says ‘no evidence’ passwords were stolen during hack, but no word on DMs

Twitter says ‘no evidence’ passwords were stolen during hack, but no word on DMs Twitter has said that there is “no evidence” that attackers obtained user account passwords after its security breach on Wednesday, which forced the company to lock down user accounts to prevent verified users from tweeting. In a series […]

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