encryption

Meta Delays Encryption On Facebook, Instagram Until 2023

Meta executive tells newspaper that encryption rollout has been delayed on Facebook and Instagram over child safety concerns

1 week ago

Apple Urged To Drop CSAM Scanning Plans By Campaigners

More than 90 privacy groups urge Apple to abandon plans to scan children's messages, and the iPhone's of adults for…

3 months ago

Facebook Adds Encrypted Calls Option To Messenger

Facebook adds option for end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls, following on from encrypted chats, as pandemic sees surge…

4 months ago

Apple Defends Photo Checking On iPhones

Apple promises to reject any government demands to use, or alter, its controversial detection system of child abuse images

4 months ago

Apple To Scan US iPhones For Child Abuse Images

Slippery slope? Apple accused of creating encryption backdoor as it becomes first tech firm to scan for child abuses images…

4 months ago

Facebook Seeks To Analyse Encrypted Messages – Report

Social network reportedly studying 'homomorphic encryption' in order to analyse encrypted WhatsApp messages without decrypting them

4 months ago

Facebook Rolls Out Disappearing WhatsApp Photos, Videos

Snapchat challenge as new WhatsApp feature is rolled out that allows photos and videos to disappear once they have been…

4 months ago

Amazon Rolls Out End-To-End Encryption For Ring Doorbells

After trialling end-to-end encryption for its smart doorbell device, Amazon confirms it is rolling it out globally

5 months ago

Google Adds Encryption To Messages App, Expands Earthquake Detection

Android announcements includes Google Messages now offering end-to-end encryption and expanded Earthquake detection and alerts

6 months ago

Sting Operation With Underworld App, Results In Hundreds Of Arrests

Police around the world have arrested more than 800 people after using encrypted messaging app An0m developed by law enforcement

6 months ago

WhatsApp Sues Indian Government Over Surveillance Law

Privacy champion? Facebook's WhatsApp division alleges controversial new law gives Indian government mass surveillance capabilities

6 months ago

Signal Hacks Cellebrite Phone Hacking Kit

Sweet revenge? Signal said it has hacked the phone hacking kit from Cellebrite, used by law enforcement to access mobile…

7 months ago

CES 2021: Ring Trials End-To-End Encryption In Smart Doorbells

Privacy move. Smart doorbell maker adds encryption to protect video streams after security scares

11 months ago

Signal Installations Surge Amid WhatsApp Data Concerns

Research shows installations of Signal messaging app approaching one million a day, amid concern over WhatsApp data policy update

11 months ago

Signal Founder Dismisses Cellebrite Encryption Crack Claim

Security firm Cellebrite alleges it has cracked encryption of the most secure messaging app on the market, but Signal founder…

12 months ago

Children At Risk From End-to-End Encryption, Says Report

Plans by social media firms to widen the use of end-to-end encryption will put children a risk, Children Commissioner warns

12 months ago

Microsoft To Enables TLS 1.3 By Default In Windows 10 Test Builds

Windows 10 Insider Preview test builds to have TLS 1.3 enabled by default, as Microsoft begins broad Windows 10 rollout…

1 year ago

Police ‘Crack’ EncroChat Encryption, Resulting In Hundreds Of Arrests

Organised crime around Europe has been dealt a huge blow after authorities cracked the encryption of a messaging system used…

1 year ago

Russia Unblocks Telegram After Two-Year Ban

Privacy-focused chat app Telegram became more popular than ever in Russia during the ban and is widely used by news…

1 year ago

Tech Firms Pledge Child Abuse Disclosures To Blunt Anti-Encryption Drive

Strategic move? Google, Facebook, Microsoft pledge to improve and standardise annual disclosures around online child exploitation

1 year ago

FBI Criticises Apple For Failing To Help Unlock iPhones

Agency says it had to develop its own tool to access two locked iPhones used by gunman who attacked Pensacola…

2 years ago

VE Day 2020: Bletchley Park Reveals Last Decoded Nazi Message

Final encrypted message sent by Nazi military unit in the final days of the Second War World in Europe has…

2 years ago

Coronavirus: Zoom Reaches 300 Million Users, Adds 256-bit Encryption

Growth of video conferencing app Zoom continues with 300 million users, and firm announces Zoom 5.0 with AES 256-bit encryption

2 years ago

Coronavirus: UK Government Defends Use Of Zoom

Government says Zoom is useful for self-isolating ministers who have no access to its ultra secure video-conferencing system

2 years ago

UK Spearheads Quantum Key Distribution Breakthrough

Team headed by University of Glasgow develops technique for generating and detecting entangled photons at wavelength less susceptible to solar…

2 years ago

Intel Hardware-Based Cryptography ‘At Risk’ From New Flaw

Flaw in Converged Security Management Engine could allow attackers to remotely extract root cryptographic key, leading to 'utter chaos', researchers…

2 years ago

US Bill To Clamp Down On End-To-End Encryption

US lawmakers intend to introduce bill in coming weeks that could clamp down on tech firms offering their users end-to-end…

2 years ago

WhatsApp Hits Two Billion Users, Defends Encryption

Facebook-owned messaging app now used by a staggering 2 billion people, as platform defends its default use of end-to-end encryption

2 years ago

Apple Dropped iCloud Encryption Plan After FBI Pressure – Report

Privacy versus security. FBI complaint two years ago halted Apple's plans to fully encrypt iCloud backups, it is alleged in…

2 years ago

President Trump Slams Apple Over Pensacola Shooter Case

President of the US wades into privacy and encryption case of Apple and the unlocking of iPhones belonging to dead…

2 years ago