New CA Bill Could Require All Smartphones To Be Capable Of DecryptionA new anti-trafficking bill introduced in the California legislature could require that all smartphones be capable of decryption and unlocking by the phone's manufacturer or its operating system provider, essentially overriding the user's passcode.
Paris Terror Attacks Could Renew Encryption DebateThe deadly attacks in Paris may soon reopen the debate over whether - and how - tech companies should let governments bypass the data scrambling that shields everyday commerce and daily digital life.
Documents Reveal CIA's Efforts To Penetrate Apple's Core Allowing Access To Customer DataThe Central Intelligence Agency has been conducting research for years to break Apple’s encryption security for its iPhone and iPad products, according to new documents.
Signal App Boosts Text Message Encryption Between SmartphonesOpen Whisper Systems, an app developer, has updated Signal, with the latest version making sure that your text messages are encrypted and kept clear from prying eyes.
WhatsApp Now Encrypting Messages From Beginning To EndWhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users' conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.
Google Encrypting Email Amid Spying FearsMountain View-based Google and other companies are now automatically encrypting all email, but that doesn't ensure confidentiality unless the recipients' email provider also adopts the technology.
Larry Magid: Breached Trust Changes Tone At Moscone Center’s RSA Cyber-Security Conference Our technology analyst reports there's a bit of a difference in tone at this year’s RSA security conference being held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco this week.
Larry Magid: Online Holiday Shopping DangersIf you're venturing out online for some of your holiday shopping, beware. Danger lurks for those who are not careful when it comes to making online purchases with a credit card.
Tech Report: Popular Websites Stepping Up EncryptionSome of the most popular websites are stepping up their encryption efforts to stop unauthorized snooping.
Tech Report: Mozilla Updates Firefox To Encrypt Google SearchesMozilla is releasing an updated Firefox browser that they say will make your surfing even safer. The new browser will automatically encrypt Google searches.
Jobs To Be Deposed In Antitrust Suit Against AppleApple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, who is currently out on medical leave, will be deposed to testify in an antitrust suit related to its iPod music players and iTunes store.