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Windows 10 adds security feature to ensure encrypted SSDs aren't compromised

WINDOWS 10 ADDS SECURITY FEATURE TO ENSURE ENCRYPTED SSDS AREN'T COMPROMISED

If you use encryption to protect the data on your SSD running Windows 10 , then you'll want to know about a change Microsoft has recently...

Shutdown makes dozens of .gov websites insecure due to expired TLS certificates

SHUTDOWN MAKES DOZENS OF .GOV WEBSITES INSECURE DUE TO EXPIRED TLS CERTIFICATES

The US government shutdown is causing trouble in internet security. As the shutdown enters day 22, dozens of government websites have...

 
 
 
Quantum Computers Threaten the Web's Security. We Must Take Action Now

QUANTUM COMPUTERS THREATEN THE WEB'S SECURITY. WE MUST TAKE ACTION NOW

Inside the stark and sweeping Eero Saarinen-styled exterior of the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, IBM's blue...

Signal app to Australia: Good luck with that crypto ban

SIGNAL APP TO AUSTRALIA: GOOD LUCK WITH THAT CRYPTO BAN

Enlarge / Grafitti urging people to use Signal, a highly-enctypted messaging app, is spray-painted on a wall during a protest on February...

 
 
 
Australia passes new law to thwart strong encryption

AUSTRALIA PASSES NEW LAW TO THWART STRONG ENCRYPTION

Enlarge / The Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek speaks as the Labor party stay for the end of parliament in the House of Representatives...

Australian anti-encryption laws will be in place by Christmas

AUSTRALIAN ANTI-ENCRYPTION LAWS WILL BE IN PLACE BY CHRISTMAS

In August of 2018, the Australian Government released details about the Assistance and Access Bill , which would legally oblige tech...

 
 
 
Apple makes it impossible for police to unlock iPhones with GrayKey devices

APPLE MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR POLICE TO UNLOCK IPHONES WITH GRAYKEY DEVICES

Apple fiercely opposes the idea of weakening iPhone encryption so that it could unlock devices for law enforcement agencies. But there...

New plans aim to deploy the first U.S. quantum network from Boston to Washington DC

NEW PLANS AIM TO DEPLOY THE FIRST U.S. QUANTUM NETWORK FROM BOSTON TO WASHINGTON DC

About 800 kilometers of unused fiber optic cable running down the U.S. eastern seaboard is set to become the first stateside quantum...

 
 
 
Apple asks Australian government not to demand weaker encryption for the iPhone

APPLE ASKS AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT NOT TO DEMAND WEAKER ENCRYPTION FOR THE IPHONE

Back in August, the Australian government proposed a bill named the "Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018."...

Cloud backups on Android Pie receive additional encryption - your lock screen passcode

CLOUD BACKUPS ON ANDROID PIE RECEIVE ADDITIONAL ENCRYPTION - YOUR LOCK SCREEN PASSCODE

Google is taking extra measures in the effort to secure user data with Android Pie. The tech giant has recently revealed that cloud...

 
 
 
Apple Criticizes Proposed Anti-Encryption Legislation in Australia

APPLE CRITICIZES PROPOSED ANTI-ENCRYPTION LEGISLATION IN AUSTRALIA

The Australian government is considering a bill that would require tech companies like Apple to provide "critical assistance" to government...

Apple argues ‘this is no time to weaken encryption' in response to Australia's Access and Assistance Bill

APPLE ARGUES ‘THIS IS NO TIME TO WEAKEN ENCRYPTION' IN RESPONSE TO AUSTRALIA'S ACCESS AND ASSISTANCE BILL

Apple's stance on privacy is clear. They will do their best to comply with law enforcement, however, it believes creating a backdoor...

 
 
 
IFixit confirms you can still repair your own iMac Pro or MacBook Pro

IFIXIT CONFIRMS YOU CAN STILL REPAIR YOUR OWN IMAC PRO OR MACBOOK PRO

Yesterday MacRumors and Motherboard reported on Apple service documents that indicated anyone replacing key parts on computers equipped...

IMac Pro, 2018 MacBook Pros require Apple software for certain repairs

IMAC PRO, 2018 MACBOOK PROS REQUIRE APPLE SOFTWARE FOR CERTAIN REPAIRS

In new Apple computers with its custom T2 chip (currently the iMac Pro and MacBook Pro 2018 models) it serves the purpose of "the System...

 
 
 
Tim Cook took a subtle swipe at Google over how Apple does business in China

TIM COOK TOOK A SUBTLE SWIPE AT GOOGLE OVER HOW APPLE DOES BUSINESS IN CHINA

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview with Vice that Apple views data privacy as a human right, and encrypts data the same way in...

Apple says it now tracks and scores your calls and email habits to prevent fraud

APPLE SAYS IT NOW TRACKS AND SCORES YOUR CALLS AND EMAIL HABITS TO PREVENT FRAUD

Apple has been advocating for unbreakable encryption and total user privacy for years, even if that put it at odds with governments...

 
 
 
US, UK, and other governments asks tech companies to build backdoors into encrypted devices

US, UK, AND OTHER GOVERNMENTS ASKS TECH COMPANIES TO BUILD BACKDOORS INTO ENCRYPTED DEVICES

The US, UK, and three other governments have called on tech companies to build backdoors into their encrypted products, so that law...

Prosecutor: Suspect must give up his phone's passcode in fatal hazing case

PROSECUTOR: SUSPECT MUST GIVE UP HIS PHONE'S PASSCODE IN FATAL HAZING CASE

Enlarge / A four-digit security code is entered on an Apple iPhone with splintered glass on March 5, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (credit:...

 
 
 
Wickr teams up with Psiphon to ensure your packets arrive safely no matter where you are

WICKR TEAMS UP WITH PSIPHON TO ENSURE YOUR PACKETS ARRIVE SAFELY NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE

Encrypted collaboration app Wickr has added a feather to its cap with a partnership with Psiphon , provider of smart VPN tools. Wickr...

DOJ asks Facebook to help it snoop on encrypted voice chats

DOJ ASKS FACEBOOK TO HELP IT SNOOP ON ENCRYPTED VOICE CHATS

The Department of Justice wants Facebook to give it access to encrypted voice chats as part of a criminal probe, according to a new...