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Latest Android Encrypted by Default, Adds “Smart” Device Locking

Google reveals features designed to make Android “Lollipop” more secure Continue reading

VIDEO: Keyless cars ‘targeted by thieves’

Organised criminal gangs are increasingly targeting high-end cars with keyless security systems, a UK motoring industry group has warned. Continue reading

Kickstarter Freezes Anonabox Privacy Router Project for Misleading Funders

On Friday afternoon Kickstarter suspended the crowdfunding campaign for Anonabox, an initiative to sell a tiny, $45 router that would run all the user’s online traffic over the anonymity network Tor. The post Kickstarter Freezes Anonabox Privacy Router… Continue reading

Privacy Advocates Don’t Buy FBI’s Warning About Encryption Practices

FBI Director James Comey used his first major policy address to warn that new encryption techniques could lock out law enforcement trying to solve crimes. He wants a back door into smartphones. Continue reading

Privacy Router Anonabox Gets $600K in Crowdfunding—And Huge Backlash

Privacy Router Anonabox Gets $600K in Crowdfunding—And Huge Backlash

The Tor-enabled router project known as Anonabox successfully tapped into thousands of Internet users’ desire for simpler privacy tech. Unfortunately, it wasn’t ready for the scrutiny that success brought with it.

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Laura Poitras on the Crypto Tools That Made Her Snowden Film Possible

Laura Poitras on the Crypto Tools That Made Her Snowden Film Possible

As a journalist, Laura Poitras was the quiet mastermind behind the publication of Edward Snowden’s unprecedented NSA leak. As a filmmaker, her new movie Citizenfour makes clear she’s one of the most important directors working in documentary today. And when it comes to security technology, she’s a serious geek.

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The Secure Smartphone that Won’t Get You Beaten with Rubber Hoses

A new take on the secure smartphone, with a secure messaging app to go with it. Continue reading

SSL broken, again, in POODLE attack

Yet another flaw could prove to be the final nail in SSLv3’s coffin. Continue reading

Apple Says iOS Encryption Protects Privacy; FBI Raises Crime Fears

Apple says its new operating system for the iPhone features encryption so secure that not even Apple has the key to it. But the FBI warns that the software could limit its ability to fight crime. Continue reading

Apple’s iPhone Encryption Is a Godsend, Even if Cops Hate It

Apple’s iPhone Encryption Is a Godsend, Even if Cops Hate It

It took the upheaval of the Edward Snowden revelations to make clear to everyone that we need protection from snooping, governmental and otherwise. Snowden illustrated the capabilities of determined spies, and said what security experts have preached for years: Strong encryption of our data is a basic necessity, not a luxury.

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Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word- 30 September 2014

30 September 2014- Gizmodo Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word

MIT Students Battle State’s Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner’s Source Code- 22 September 2014

22 September 2014- Wired MIT Students Battle State’s Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner’s Source Code

FBI boss: Apple’s iPhone, iPad Encryption Puts People ‘Above the Law’- 25 September 2014

25 September 2014- The Register FBI boss: Apple’s iPhone, iPad encryption puts people ‘Above the Law’

A Deep Web Service Will Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You- 22 September 2014

22 September 2014 A Deep Web Service Will Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You

Why Google Is Hurrying the Web to Kill SHA-1- 7 September 2014

7 September 2014- Eric Mill’s Blog Why Google is Hurrying the Web to Kill SHA-1

Comcast Declares War on Tor?- 13 September 2014

13 September 2014- Deep.Dot.Web Comcast Declares War on Tor?

Silk Road 2.0 Hit by ‘Sophisticated’ DDoS Attack- 15 September 2014

15 September 2014- CoinDesk Silk Road 2.0 Hit by ‘Sophisticated’ DDoS Attack

Someone’s Threatening to Expose Bitcoin Founder Satoshi Nakamoto- 9 September 2014

9 September 2014- Wired Someone’s Threatening to Expose Bitcoin Founder Satoshi Nakamoto

Top US Colleges Begin Offering Bitcoin Courses- 4 September 2014

4 September 2014- CoinDesk Top US Colleges Begin Offering Bitcoin Courses

Google Launches Effort to Build Its Own Quantum Computer- 3 September 2014

3 September 2014- MIT Technology Review Google Launches Effort to Build Its Own Quantum Computer