The UK government has once again amped up its attacks on tech platforms’ use of end-to-end encryption, and called for International co-operation to regulate the Internet so that it cannot be used as a “safe space” for extremists to communicate and spread propaganda online. Read More
Once again there are indications the UK government intends to use the law to lean on encryption. A report in The Sun this week quoted a Conservative minister saying that should the government be re-elected, which polls suggest it will, it will move quickly to compel social media firms to hand over decrypted data. Read More
Encrypted calling is tricky to get right, but that's changing fast. The post Encrypted Chat Took Over. Let’s Encrypt Calls, Too appeared first on WIRED.
Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch is suing the EPA for staffers' Signal messages. It may hit the encrypted limits of federal transparency. The post Suing to See the Feds' Encrypted Messages? Good Luck appeared first on WIRED.
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has become the latest high profile European politician to threaten U.S. tech companies over their use of end-to-end encryption, and for how digital platforms enable the spread of terrorist propaganda online. Read More
Web-based vulnerabilities in end-to-end messengers demonstrate why it may be safest to stick with the mobile versions of messaging apps. The post WhatsApp Hack Shows That Even Encryption Apps Are Vulnerable in a Browser appeared first on WIRED.
Confide has become a favorite among political staffers looking for secrecy. Unfortunately, it lacked plenty of basic security features. The post That Encrypted Chat App the White House Liked? Full of Holes appeared first on WIRED.
Despite some initial confusion, the CIA hasn't undermined Signal and other important end-to-end encrypted apps. The post Don’t Let WikiLeaks Scare You Off of Signal and Other Encrypted Chat Apps appeared first on WIRED.
Is the effort to end-to-end encrypt Gmail dead, or just a lot harder than it looks? The post After 3 Years, Why Gmail’s End-to-End Encryption Is Still Vapor appeared first on WIRED.
An encrypted chat app called Confide has taken over Capitol Hill and the White House, but what will mean for transparency? The post Encryption Apps Help White House Staffers Leak—and Maybe Break the Law appeared first on WIRED.