Encryption
Confirmed VPN wants to bring transparency to the VPN industry  TechCrunch · 5 days
The VPN industry sucks. Dozens of companies promise you the impossible dream of perfect privacy. But it’s simply a big lie. A company called Confirmed VPN wants to... more
Apple among tech companies voicing opposition to new anti-encryption law in Australia  9to5Mac · 7 days
Last week, we reported that Australia had passed a new anti-encryption law that could force Apple and other tech companies to help law enforcement... more
US tech giants decry Australia’s ‘deeply flawed’ new anti-encryption law  TechCrunch · 7 days
A group of U.S. tech giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, have collectively denounced the new so-called “anti-encryption” law passed by the Australian parliament last week. The bill... more
Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A new law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies including Apple, Facebook and Google to help police catch terrorists and other criminals by disabling encryption protections more
Australia’s encryption-busting law is ‘deeply flawed,’ says tech industry  THE VERGE · 1 week
Australia just passed tough new legislation that requires tech companies to hand over user data when requested by... more
Australia passes controversial anti-encryption law that could weaken privacy globally  THE VERGE · 1 week
The Australian government has passed new legislation that would allow law enforcement authorities to force tech... more
Australia data encryption laws explained  BBC · 1 week
Tech firms say the controversial laws could weaken overall security for users of messenger apps. more
Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive opposition  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giants struck a deal to pass the... more
Quora says hackers stole information on 100 million users  CBC · 2 weeks
Question-and-answer website Quora says hackers have gained access to encrypted passwords and user IDs for as many as... more
Australia to pass sweeping anti-encryption laws  Sky News · 2 weeks
The main political parties in Australia have made a deal to pass controversial and sweeping laws granting authorities the legal powers to access encrypted communications. more
Quora discovers data breach that may affect 100M users - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Question-and-answer site says names, email addresses and encrypted passwords were exposed. more
GCHQ’s not-so-smart idea to spy on encrypted messaging apps is branded ‘absolute madness’  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Nobody wants to be a third wheel. Unless you’re a British spy. Two of the most senior officials at British eavesdropping agency... more
Sennheiser’s flawed headphone software opened PCs and Macs to HTTPS site spoofing  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Headphone maker Sennheiser has patched its software after the company admitted a serious vulnerability that made it easy for hackers to impersonate any website... more
Amazon, Facebook, Google, Others Warn Australia Against Law to Break Encryption  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
The Digital Industry Group Inc (DIGI) said the legislation proposed by Australia's government would undermine rather than enhance the nation's security. more
Kalepso looks to break into the crowded encrypted database space  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Databases might be the least sexy thing in tech. Second to that might be encryption. That isn’t stopping Kalepso, a Montreal, Canada-based encrypted database startup that’s trying to... more
ACLU asks court to release a secret order forcing Facebook to wiretap Messenger  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Earlier this year, the U.S. government tried to force Facebook to secretly recode its Messenger app to allow the feds to listen... more
One Planet York: 'Ethical hacker' exposed council app flaw  BBC · 3 weeks
A developer proved phone numbers and encrypted passwords of One Planet York users could be found on the app. more
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