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European Parliament seeks encryption backdoor ban

The European Parliament wants to prevent backdoors which would give law enforcement agencies access to …

UK government wants to step up internet surveillance

Mobile operators in the UK could be obligated to provide the government with access to citizens’ …

Blog: Does the average citizen really need encryption?

The spotlight once again fell on the world’s largest technology companies and their unwavering commitment …

Q&A: Tim Gallagher, SafeSwiss

Security communications provider SafeSwiss launched a messaging app it hopes will rival the likes of …

Facebook rolls out opt-in encryption for Messenger

Facebook is rolling out “secret conversations” for Messenger, which it first began testing back in July. These …

Facebook tests encryption for Messenger

Facebook is testing the ability for users to have “one-to-one secret conversations” in its Messenger app that will be “end-to-end encrypted” and can only be read on one device.

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WhatsApp intros end-to-end encryption

WhatsApp introduced default “end-to-end” encryption for all data sent via the latest version of its app, including what is sent in group chats, such as messages, photos, files and voice notes.

Expert finds encryption flaw in SIMs – report

German mobile security expert Karsten Nohl (pictured) claims to have discovered an encryption flaw in …

iOS apps covertly tapping into user data

Thousands of iPhone apps may be accessing contact information without users being aware that it’s …

Apple set to review app privacy regime

Apple is set to require iPhone apps to request “explicit approval” before accessing users’ address …