Encryption

China Has Launched The World's First Quantum Satellite

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Tech

China has launched the world’s first quantum-enabled satellite into space according to the country’s state media. The Micius satellite contains ex...

When will the Lawyers Understand WhatsApp And Encryption?

Mark Hillary | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

This continuous agitation by the courts in Brazil is tiresome, not only because the lawmakers clearly don't understand how encryption works, but because WhatsApp is deeply ingrained in the cultural life of Brazil. It is a service that can be used to chat with friends, but also to book a haircut, or make a hotel reservation.

Facebook Messenger Is About To Start Taking Your Privacy Seriously

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook is trialling end-to-end encryption for its Messenger app in a move that will align the service with its sister platform WhatsApp. Selected u...

Legal Debates on Decryption and "Contents of the Mind"

Julian Vigo | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

On 25 February, Magistrate Alicia G Rosenburg signed the first ever seizure warrant for a fingerprint to unlock the iPhone of Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan in ...

WhatsApp Gets Serious About Privacy for Its One Billion Users

Gary Newe | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

One seemingly simple update to the application caused a huge disruption across the technology industry. WhatsApp's announcement guarantees its one billion users around the world that neither WhatsApp or third parties can listen in to or read anything sent from one user to another - which includes messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents or calls.

WhatsApp Now Encrypts Everything You Send, Here's Why That's Important

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Tech

WhatsApp announced last night that it would now be adding end-to-end encryption to all of its communications. That means every message, every image, e...

2015: When the State Met the Social Media Company

Alex Krasodomski-Jones | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Krasodomski-Jones

Illegal guns and child pornography are bought and sold. Terror groups are using Facebook to radicalise young people in their bedrooms. Islamic State propaganda is splattered across the internet in greater quantities and in plainer sight than ever. Why isn't Twitter capable of getting rid of this stuff? Social media companies should be doing more!

Have Your Say on the Future of Surveillance in the UK

Renate Samson | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Tech
Renate Samson

Now that every aspect of our day to day lives is conducted online, our homes and cars are connected to the internet and data is the very life blood of society, it's no longer a case of nothing to hide nothing to fear.

Cameron Accused Of 'Technological Incompetence' By Wikipedia Founder

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics

The founder of Wikipedia accused David Cameron of “technological incompetence” on Tuesday, telling the British Prime Minister the idea of banning ...

Is Snapchat a Threat to National Security?

Andrew Murray | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Tech
Andrew Murray

There is a risk that a terrorist cell may use WhatsApp to organise a terrorist attack, but equally there is a risk they will use a family car to carry a car bomb or public transport to get to their target. Are we also going to ban public transport and family cars unless the security services have the ability to monitor everyone who makes use of them?

Ransom Crypto Locker: Your Personal Files Are Encrypted - Be Aware

Shirley Palmer | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Tech
Shirley Palmer

These people are sophisticated in their approach with details, links, info etc. and you simply have to follow their guidelines. It was with baited breath that I decided the only way forward was to pay them - much to my disgust. Within ten minutes of them receiving the payment I received the key to decrypt my files.

Catastrophic Hack 'Is Basically A Zombie'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Tech

A huge security flaw in some of the world’s most popular internet browsers has left users vulnerable to hacks when visiting millions of websites. ...

How to Protect Yourself by Thinking Like a Criminal

Simon Specka | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech
Simon Specka

Free public WiFi is one of the hallmarks of our times. So addicted are we to staying connected, we can barely bear to be offline nowadays - mobile professionals, students and the growing army of freelance creatives are drawn to free WiFi, served by cafes and bars, like bees to a honeypot.

David Cameron, Encryption and National Security

David Emm | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

I don't believe that application vendors would be very happy to provide their customers with a 'snoopable' form of encryption. If anything, in the light of growing privacy concerns over the last 12 months, vendors have been keen to take steps to secure their customers' communications.

You Can Try to Ban Encryption if You Like, Mr Cameron, But Don't Expect the Rest of the World to Follow Suit

Rafael Laguna | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Rafael Laguna

Rather than ill-conceived, reactionary measures, Mr Cameron should realise it's not a lack of access to data that's preventing better detection of terrorists: Instead, put more resources into analysing the data and what to do with the access they currently have:..

The US Public Will Tell You Their Internet Passwords If You Just Ask Them

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Tech

Fans of Jimmy Kimmel will know he often takes pleasure in embarrassing other people. In his latest skit, the veteran comedian took to the streets u...

Whatsapp and Snapchat: Social Media for Terrorists?

Samantha Hopps | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Hopps

Encryption isn't just used for social communication channels, it's also used to send most forms of confidential details over the internet, from online banking login details to credit card information for online shopping.

'Password' Is No Longer The World's Most Popular Password

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

'Password' is no longer the world's worst password - but only just. A new study of the most used - and so most obvious and least secure - passwords...

Encrypting Your Data Is a Good Thing... Unless Someone Else Has Done It

David Emm | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

'Ransomware' Trojans, as the name suggests, are designed to directly extort money from their victims. They may block access to a computer's file system, or encrypt data that's stored on it and then ask for a payment to release the data.

NCA Issue 'RansomWare' Warning

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Tech

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has issued a warning alerting people to a mass 'ransomware' spam email. The email - which appears to be particularl...

Post-Snowden, Encryption Remains Your Best Friend

Ian Emery | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Tech
Ian Emery

Let's start by assuming that if state agencies really want to carry out surveillance of your systems they will. All you can do is make it less worth their while trying.

Privacy, A Decade On

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Tech
Arjen Kamphuis

Terrorism is obviously the "access all areas pass" - but many more Europeans die slipping in the shower or from ill-fitting moped helmets than from "terrorism".

Party like it's encrypted

Eva Blum-Dumontet | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Tech
Eva Blum-Dumontet

All over the world a brand new kind of gatherings is emerging: CryptoParties. Don't be misled CryptoParties are not some sort of morbid, Halloween-like celebrations. Those geeky meetings are in fact a good opportunity for all to learn the art of encrypted communications and discuss privacy on the Internet.