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Zoom settles with FTC after making ‘deceptive’ security claims

Zoom settles with FTC after making ‘deceptive’ security claims The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Zoom, after it accused the video calling giant of engaging in “a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users,” in part by claiming the encryption was stronger than it actually was. […]

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Slack makes some key security enhancements

Slack makes some key security enhancements As Slack makes its way deeper into the enterprise, it needs to layer on more sophisticated security measures like the encryption key management feature it released last year. Today, the company published a blog post outlining its latest security strategy, and while it still doesn’t include end-to-end encryption of […]

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Mark Zuckerberg discovers privacy

Mark Zuckerberg discovers privacy With the swelling confidence of a colonial power happening upon a long-settled distant land, today Mark Zuckerberg discovered the concept of privacy. In a ballooning 3,225 words — a roughly average word count for the terminally verbose Facebook founder — Zuckerberg informed his miserably loyal 2.3 billion plus subjects that his […]

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Zuckerberg wants messages to auto-expire to make Facebook a “living room”

Zuckerberg wants messages to auto-expire to make Facebook a “living room” On feed-based “broader social networks, where people can accumulate friends or followers until the services feel more public . . . it feels more like a town square than a more intimate space like a living room” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained in a […]

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‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else 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 their users’ encrypted data — or face measures to force […]

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

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’. Read More Source: {$feed_title) Skype adds e2e encrypted ‘private chats’ powered by Signal Protocol

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

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 relatively niche appeal to more mainstream users who aren’t yet comfortable with giving […]

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

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.  Read More Source: {$feed_title) ProtonMail bolts on an encrypted contacts manager and digital signing for contacts

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

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 happened. Read More Source: {$feed_title) Everyone bored to death by DoJ’s […]

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UK gives WhatsApp another spanking over e2e crypto

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 out for enabling criminals to communicate in secret.  Read More Source: {$feed_title) UK gives WhatsApp another spanking […]

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