Three years later, Let’s Encrypt has issued over 380 million HTTPS certificates
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Three years later, Let’s Encrypt has issued over 380 million HTTPS certificates

Bon anniversaire, Let’s Encrypt! The free-to-use nonprofit was founded in 2014 in part by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is backed by Akamai, Google, Facebook, Mozilla and…

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‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else
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‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

A pact of five nation states dedicated to a global “collect it all” surveillance mission has issued a memo calling on their governments to demand…

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Firefox now supports the newest internet security protocol
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Firefox now supports the newest internet security protocol

Last Friday, the Internet Engineering Task Force released the final version of TLS 1.3. This is a major update to TLS 1.2, the security protocol…

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Outgoing Facebook CSO Alex Stamos will join Disrupt SF to talk cybersecurity
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Outgoing Facebook CSO Alex Stamos will join Disrupt SF to talk cybersecurity

At Disrupt SF 2018, Facebook’s soon-to-be-former chief security officer Alex Stamos will join us to chat about his tenure in the top security role for…

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Chrome rolls out for all users ‘not secure’ markers on unencrypted pages
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Chrome rolls out for all users ‘not secure’ markers on unencrypted pages

Google officially announced version 68 of the Chrome browser today, formalizing its plans to fulfill its past pledge to mark all unencrypted (non-HTTPS) pages as…

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The quantum meltdown of encryption
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The quantum meltdown of encryption

Shlomi Dolev Contributor Shlomi Dolev is the Chair Professor and founder of the Computer Science department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is the…

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FBI reportedly overestimated inaccessible encrypted phones by thousands
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FBI reportedly overestimated inaccessible encrypted phones by thousands

The FBI seems to have been caught fibbing again on the topic of encrypted phones. FBI director Christopher Wray estimated in December that it had…

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A simple solution to end the encryption debate
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A simple solution to end the encryption debate

David Gurle Contributor Bill Harrington Contributor Criminals and terrorists, like millions of others, rely on smartphone encryption to protect the information on their mobile devices….

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Twitter has an unlaunched “Secret” encrypted messages feature
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Twitter has an unlaunched “Secret” encrypted messages feature

Buried inside Twitter’s Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages. The feature could make…

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Toward transitive data privacy and securing the data you don’t share
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Toward transitive data privacy and securing the data you don’t share

Anshu Sharma Contributor Anshu Sharma is a serial entrepreneur and a former venture partner at Storm Ventures. More posts by this contributor The unbeatable advantage…

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