US spooks tried to bribe Telegram developers
Published in News


Claims Russian founder 

Pavel Durov, the Russian founder of the popular secure messaging app Telegram, has claimed that US intelligence agencies tried twice to bribe his company's developers to weaken encryption in the app.

Weakened and unstable British PM declares war on encryption
Published in News


Gotta blame someone


UK PM Theresa May has failed to notice that bringing out too many unpopular policies can make even an unelectable leftie like Jeremy Corban look viable.

UK about to go mental with Internet laws
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End to encryption and a porn licence

The UK government is planning to enact a daft batch of Internet reform which will require people to register at the post office if they want to access porn sites.

AACS 2.0 encryption cracked by Smurfs
Published in News


Not GNOMES or elves


Smurfs have made a mockery of the AACS 2.0 encryption used to protect UHD Blu-ray disks.

Heartbeat data to be used to authenticate wearable devices
Published in Wearables


A login method for cars, doors, PCs and everything else


Over the past few years, the concept of using heartbeat data to encrypt information and authenticate personal and enterprise users has been gaining consideration as an alternative to expensive, computationally-heavy encryption techniques unsuited for wearable devices.

Tech companies fear encryption could be outlawed
Published in News


Trump’s promise to get tough with tech

The surprise election of the Donald, Prince of Orange in the US election, is alarming tech-companies which are worried that he could kill off encryption.

Blackberry "disturbed" by Apple's encrypt everything policy
Published in Mobiles

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
Published in News


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
Published in Mobiles


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
Published in Mobiles


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.