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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 >>

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Google’s AI Plans Are A Privacy Nightmare

Google CEO Sundar Pichai thinks we are now living in an “artificial intelligence-first world.” He’s probably right. Read More >>

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Now Everyone Can Use The Most Secure Messenger on Desktop

Signal already offers the best way to send secure messages on Android and iOS, and now, an update offers everyone the opportunity to use Signal’s on the desktop. Read More >>

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Allo’s Creepy Trade-Off Isn’t Worth It 

Google has launched its new messaging app, Allo. It features artificially intelligent software that reads your conversations and serves up a short list of personalised features. And you know what? I don’t like this idea. Read More >>

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France and Germany Don’t Understand Encryption Either

Hardly a day goes by when some government or law enforcement agency has said some things about encryption, and it's often lamenting the fact they can't snoop on encrypted messaging apps. Now France and Germany are joining the fray, calling on the European Union to adopt legislation that forces app companies to make their encrypted messages available to the authorities. Read More >>

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How to Easily Encrypt Files On Mac

Encryption is good for protecting sensitive data you don’t want anyone else to see. If some bad guy nabs your laptop while you’re out at a coffee shop or bar, you can rest assured knowing that the data is encrypted. The process of encrypting files is easy, and I’ll to show you step-by-step how to do it. Read More >>

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Researchers Find Another Flaw in Apple’s iMessage Encryption

Cryptography researchers at John Hopkins University have found another flaw in the encryption used by Apple’s iMessage. The good news? The flaw has already been patched; you just need to update iOS. Read More >>

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Facebook is Going About Messenger Encryption All Wrong

Facebook says it’s going to implement end-to-end encryption into its extremely popular Messenger app. Unfortunately, the company is going about it all wrong. The encryption will be require that users opt-in to use the security measure, which bows to the the FBI’s wishes, and flies in the face of what experts consider best practices. Read More >>

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Why You Should Stop Using Telegram Right Now 

Telegram, the supposedly secure messaging app, has over 100 million users. You might even be one of them. If you are, you should probably stop using it right now. Here’s the unfortunate truth about Telegram: it’s not as secure as the company’s marketing campaigns might lead you to believe. Read More >>

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FBI Director Is Upset You Can Communicate Securely on WhatsApp

James Comey, FBI director and encryption sceptic, hates that you can communicate privately and securely. Read More >>

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A Judge Shut Down WhatsApp For 100 Million People in Brazil

A judge has shut down WhatsApp for three days in Brazil, in an attempt to gain access to data from the messaging service. Read More >>

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Report: The FBI Will Be Able to Use the San Bernardino Hack Again

Ever since the FBI opted for plan B and resorted to using the services of some third party to gain access to the San Bernardino iPhone, speculation has been rife about whether the hack could be used again. A new report suggests it can — but only on the same model of phone. Read More >>

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Child Porn Suspect Held in Solitary for Seven Months for Not Decrypting Hard Drives

Former Philadelphia Police Sergeant Francis Rawls has spent the past seven months in solitary confinement without charges because passwords he entered for investigators failed to decrypt hard drives seized in connection with a child porn investigation. Read More >>

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BlackBerry Thinks Tech Companies Should Comply With ‘Reasonable Requests’ From Cops

While Apple has been waging a very public battle, it turns out that Canadian police have been decrypting the messages of millions of Blackberry users. Rather than apologising for the breach, Blackberry CEO John Chen defended his company’s approach. Read More >>