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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Facebook Messenger's end-to-end encryption not on by default because of inability to store keys in browsers and the firm's reluctance to make big UX changes   —  Privacy nerds got some good and some bad news on Friday, when Facebook became the latest major company to embrace encryption …
Jul 8, 2016, 6:55 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Hacker behind LinkedIn's 117M e-mail database claims to have 360M Myspace user emails with passwords   —  There's an oft-repeated adage in the world of cybersecurity: There are two types of companies, those that have been hacked, and those that don't yet know they have been hacked.
May 27, 2016, 1:50 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
DARPA seeks encrypted comms app with blockchain infrastructure, message repudiation, self-deleting messages, more in Small Business Technology Transfer request   —  DARPA Is Looking For The Perfect Encryption App, and It's Willing to Pay  —  While the FBI keeps crying wolf about the dangerous dark future …
Apr 24, 2016, 9:35 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
A look at the Latin American countries that bought Hacking Team exploit packages and then used them to spy on political opposition   —  Hacking Team's ‘Illegal’ Latin American Empire  —  Leer en Español.  —  In early April, 2014, a spy from the Ecuador's intelligence agency sent …
Apr 18, 2016, 10:55 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
FBI says hacking group has accessed US government networks to steal data since at least 2011   —  FBI Says a Mysterious Hacking Group Has Had Access to US Govt Files for Years  —  The feds warned that “a group of malicious cyber actors,” whom security experts believe to be the government …
Apr 10, 2016, 10:45 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Google and Yahoo say they're still working on usable end-to-end encrypted email but decline to predict release dates   —  The Dream Of Usable Email Encryption Is Still A Work In Progress  —  Tech-savvy people have had a way to send secure email since the mid 1990s, when legendary cryptographer …
Mar 26, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Microsoft says it has never given disk encryption keys to a US government agency, despite backing up recovery keys to cloud since 2013   —  Microsoft: We Store Disk Encryption Keys, But We've Never Given Them to Cops  —  Microsoft says it has never helped police investigators unlock …
Mar 11, 2016, 5:15 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Amazon quietly removed support for device encryption in the latest version of Fire OS, which powers its tablets and phones   —  Amazon Quietly Removes Encryption Support from its Gadgets  —  While Apple is fighting the FBI in court over encryption, Amazon quietly disabled the option …
Mar 3, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Motherboard:
UK police arrest teen hacker thought to be Cracka, who is allegedly behind CIA and FBI breaches   —  Teen Allegedly Behind CIA, FBI Breaches: 'They're Trying to Ruin My Life.'  —  The months-long series of hacks and pranks by a group of alleged teenage hackers on the US government …
Feb 12, 2016, 10:00 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Chrome will flag unencrypted websites as insecure, displaying a red “x” over a padlock in the URL bar   —  Google Will Soon Shame All Websites That Are Unencrypted  —  Google wants everything on the web to be travelling over a secure channel.  That's why in the future …
Jan 28, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context

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