Government proposes new law to intercept encrypted messages and calls on platforms like WhatsApp
If the proposed law allowing government agencies to access encrypted messages and calls is passed, services like Signal and Telegram would need to get rid of the encryptions, or shut operations in India.
WhatsApp is reportedly working on password-protected, encrypted cloud backups
The cloud backup encryption feature is expected to rollout for both iOS and Android users soon.
Facebook, Google's end-to-end encryption might be threatened by new US bill
The bill aims to curb the distribution of child sexual abuse material on platforms like Google, Facebook and so on.
Apple vs FBI, Round two: Federal agency asks Apple to unlock two iPhones belonging to a gunman
Apple said in a statement that it had given the FBI all the data “in our possession” related to the Pensacola case when it was asked a month ago.
End to end encryption: All you need to know about this technology under threat from govts and law enforcement agencies
Law enforcement and technologists have been arguing over encryption controls for more than two decades.
IMC 2019: RS Prasad says respect encryption but must track origin of messages spreading rumours
Prasad insists that law enforcement agencies should be able to identify source of messages that fuel false rumours and violence.
WhatsApp-like app being developed by Indian govt for official communication: Report
These plans by the government reportedly stem from the ongoing US-China trade war.
Impossible to track sender of message due to encryption: WhatsApp tells Madras High Court
Except for WhatsApp all social media giants open to share data with government
Flipboard resets passwords of 145 million users after data breach exposed details
The databases in question included users' names, encrypted passwords and email addresses.
Tor officially launches its privacy-focused stable browser for Android
As per a post by the Tor team, some features could be missing from the Android version of the service.
Aftermath of Pulwama attack shows WhatsApp’s India strategy to contain fake news is flawed
The aftermath of the Pulwama terror attacks has again punched holes in WhatsApp’s defences on its India strategy working
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is 'innovator in privacy', unwittingly disses Portal
This video was part of Zuckerberg's 2019 resolution to hold discussions about tech and society.
Tokenisation of debit and credit cards: All you need to know about how to do transactions through mobiles and tablets safely
Tokenisation differs from encryption significantly.
Australia passes controversial bill forcing tech companies to hand over encrypted data
The bill provides for fines of up to A$10 million ($7.3 million) for institutions and prison terms for individuals for failing to hand over data
Australian law expected to give authorities the power to spy on messages on WhatsApp and Telegram
The proposed laws could force companies to remove electronic protections, assist government agencies in accessing material from a suspect's device
Dutch police break encrypted chat service, intercept over 258,000 messages
Dutch police claim that breaking the encryption allowed them to make several drug busts.
Data privacy is a must, it should not be at the cost of innovation: RS Prasad
On the matter of Aadhaar, Prasad made no mention of the innumerable breaches of demographic data.
Apple stresses on stonger encryption to protect against threats of cyber attacks
In a letter to the Australian government, Apple asserted that encryption is a benefit and public good.
Skype 8.0 launches on desktop, will soon roll-out call recording and encryption
Skype 8.0 also comes with features like group calls that could bring together over 24 people at once.
Facebook's size won't be considered as a barrier while entering into new deals in different markets
EU regulators have expressed concern about a plan by Facebook and WhatsApp to begin sharing users’ phone numbers and other data.