Blackberry "disturbed" by Apple's encrypt everything policy
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It's not a family affair

Blackberry boss John Chen has said he is "disturbed" by Apple's tough approach to encryption and user privacy, warning that the firm's attitude is harmful to society.

High-quality random numbers can now be computed with much less effort
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A big win for encryption, more efficient complex simulations

Last week, computer scientist researchers at the University of Texas at Austin published a draft paper describing a new, more efficient way of generating truly random numbers that can be used everyday encryption situations like mobile banking, statistics, electronic voting and complex simulations, among other applications.

Chen defends giving snoops access to Blackberries
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You gotta do the right thing

Blackberry's boss John Chen has defended giving Canadian spooks secret access to his company's hardware allowing them to spy on suspected terrorists and criminals.

Blackberry open to the cops since 2010
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So much for that myth

Blackberry’s encryption security is a myth and the Canadian coppers have had access to every encrypted piece of data on its network since 2010.

Skype brains come up with encrypted messaging service
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Keeping the spooks out of everything

A group of former Skype technologists, backed by the co-founder of the messaging platform, come up with a new version of its own messaging service with end-to-end encryption for all conversations, including video.

Father of Encryption said Apple should help the FBI
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Apple chose the wrong battle

The father of encryption, who has done his share of fighting against government interference says that Apple picked the wrong fight if it wanted to win any victory for encryption.

White House calls time on Apple’s “freedom” spin
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Read the court order this is not about back-doors

The Fruity Cargo cult’s insistence that it is being required to put a backdoor in its iPhone software is a complete fantasy according to the White House.

Snowden debunks Daesh encryption
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It is fake

Daesh’s latest propaganda that it can send encrypted messages to its members to plot fresh attacks has been debunked by Edward Snowden.

Couple ran malware service arrested
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It is nice when a couple share their hobbies

Two Brits have been arrested and charged with running the encryption site which VXers have been using to test their malware.

Microsoft will block SHA-1
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Shutting out the spooks and other criminals

Software Giant Microsoft has joined Mozilla and will consider blocking the SHA-1 hashing algorithm on Windows to keep the US spooks from using it to spy on users computers.