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After Paris Attacks, Here’s What the CIA Director Gets Wrong About Encryption

After Paris Attacks, Here’s What the CIA Director Gets Wrong About Encryption

With more than 120 people killed in Paris, US government officials are already touting the City of Light as the case against encryption.

The post After Paris Attacks, Here’s What the CIA Director Gets Wrong About Encryption appeared first on WIRED.

Signal, the Snowden-Approved Crypto App, Comes to Android

Signal, the Snowden-Approved Crypto App, Comes to Android

One privacy app to rule your calls, and in the darkness encrypt them.

The post Signal, the Snowden-Approved Crypto App, Comes to Android appeared first on WIRED.

Tor Just Launched the Easiest App Yet for Anonymous, Encrypted IM

Tor Just Launched the Easiest App Yet for Anonymous, Encrypted IM

The new, dead-simple software—still in beta—promises to protect both the content and origin of instant messages from surveillance.

The post Tor Just Launched the Easiest App Yet for Anonymous, Encrypted IM appeared first on WIRED.

A New Way for Tech Firms to Fight Orders to Unlock Devices

A New Way for Tech Firms to Fight Orders to Unlock Devices

A federal magistrate in New York declined to fall in step with the government’s demand to access an Apple device seized by investigators, fanning the flames of a national debate.

The post A New Way for Tech Firms to Fight Orders to Unlock Devices appeared first on WIRED.

Cops Don’t Need a Crypto Backdoor to Get Into Your iPhone

Cops Don’t Need a Crypto Backdoor to Get Into Your iPhone

The White House has denied the FBI’s pleas for an encryption backdoor. But don’t forget that feds can still sneak in through the window.

The post Cops Don’t Need a Crypto Backdoor to Get Into Your iPhone appeared first on WIRED.

New Reports Describe More Mass Surveillance and Schemes to Undermine Encryption

New Reports Describe More Mass Surveillance and Schemes to Undermine Encryption

While a US government task was pondering ways to undermine encryption, British spies have been recording the browsing habits of Internet users.

The post New Reports Describe More Mass Surveillance and Schemes to Undermine Encryption appeared first on WIRED.

Hack Brief: Health Insurance Firm Excellus Says Attackers Breached 10m Records

Hack Brief: Health Insurance Firm Excellus Says Attackers Breached 10m Records

The breach represents the latest in a string of attacks on health insurance firms.

The post Hack Brief: Health Insurance Firm Excellus Says Attackers Breached 10m Records appeared first on WIRED.

Three Chrome extensions that make encryption easier | PC World

Three Chrome extensions that make encryption easier-via PCWorld

Encryption is a great way to keep your data private and thanks to these tools for Chrome and other platforms, it’s getting a lot easier to use. All the tools mentioned are Chrome extensions and apps, but are also available for other platforms and browsers

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