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One of the Secrets Guarding the Secure Internet Is a Wall of Lava Lamps

Cloudflare provides security and domain name services for millions of the most prominent sites on the web. The company has built a solid reputation for its secure encryption and one of the key factors in its system is a wall of 100 lava lamps in the lobby of its San Francisco headquarters. Read More >>

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The FBI Can’t Stop Fearmongering About Encryption

Never in the past century has the FBI ever had greater access to consumer data than it does today. It has never been easier to locate a person of interest—be it a terrorist, a counterfeiter, or a child predator. The quickening pace of technology has given rise to new forms of surveillance, the likes of which, two decades ago, no federal agent would’ve ever thought possible. Read More >>

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Why You Should Be Encrypting Your Devices and How to Easily Do It

Is the data on your phone or laptop encrypted? Should it be? And what does encrypting your data do to it anyway? Here we’ll explain the ins and outs of encryption, and how you can make sure that everything in your digital life is safe from prying eyes. Read More >>

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Former MI5 Boss: “I’m Not One of Those Who Believes We Should Weaken Encryption”

When it comes to the topic of encryption, or more specifically encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp, our government doesn't have the best track record. Read More >>

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Amber Rudd’s Been Saying More Stupid Things About Encryption

Amber Rudd has been flapping her big stupid mouth again, making more stupid comments about encryption that do little more than prove she has no idea what she's talking about. Today, in her latest quest to undermine encryption, she claimed that "real people" don't need end-to-end encryption. Read More >>

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Australia Looking To Ban Encryption, Claims Maths Doesn’t Apply Down Under

The Australian government is currently seeking the ability to inspect messages sent by its citizens, even if those messages are encrypted. Like the UK, the Australian government feels that it would be able to prevent more terror attacks if it could have a backdoor into people's messaging apps. The Australian Attorney General, George Brandis, has also claimed that British spooks at GCHQ have the ability to crack end-to-end encryption. Read More >>

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Secure Chat App Wickr Thinks it’s Solved the Encrypted Conference Calls Problem

Remember when encrypting stuff was really hard? It kinda drives me crazy to think about how much time I wasted trying to set up encrypted OTR chat on Adium a few years ago, and now we can just download Signal or WhatsApp or Messenger and bam! Our chats are encrypted, just like that. We can even have an encrypted group chat. We’re so cyber-spoiled these days. Read More >>

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German Enigma Machine Found at Flea Market Fetches Nearly £40,000 at Auction

A professor of cryptology has auctioned off a rare and fully-functional Enigma machine used by the Nazis to encrypt messages during the Second World War. Incredibly, the collector found the machine at a flea market in Bucharest—which suggests Romania may house other machines still waiting to be discovered. Read More >>

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Even A ‘GigaGalactic Super Computer’ Would Take A Long Time To Crack 256-Bit Security

You've heard time and again that "256-bit" encryption is the bee's knees when it comes to security. But what does that even mean? Encryption is a topic that can be quite complex, though this educational video from 3Blue1Brown does an excellent job of visualising how hard 256-bit is to "crack". Read More >>

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The EU Wants to Enforce Encryption, and Ban Backdoor Access

In news that is likely to make most of us cheer, and Amber Rudd say something very stupid, The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs has published some draft proposals that aim to enforce end-to-end encryption of communications data, and ban backdoor access would let law enforcement (and nefarious hackers) to snoop around your conversations. Read More >>

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Theresa May Re-Commits To Screwing The Internet In First Post-Election Address

Good news! The disaster that is Brexit could be mitigated by the election results. Read More >>

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Proposed New Anti-Terror Law Could Leave Us Vulnerable To More NHS-Style Hacks

As the world mourns the dead from the Manchester Arena attack, it appears that the government is already preparing an inevitably draconian response. Read More >>

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WhatsApp Security Flaw Reveals You Can Apparently Use WhatsApp in a Browser

Security researchers just announced the discovery of major vulnerabilities in WhatsApp and Telegram, two popular messaging apps with end-to-end encryption, when used in an internet browser. In related news, you can use WhatsApp and Telegram in an internet browser. Read More >>

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Google’s AI Brains Can Talk to Each Other in Secret

Researchers coordinating the Google Brain project that encompasses three separate AI efforts claim to have seen them sending messages to each other, and they've learned to use a form of encryption to keep what they're saying just between the three of them. Read More >>