Latest encryption publications

Deutsche Telekom releases encryption program

Telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom has announced the release of a new program, designed to provide easy encryption of emails even for technical novices. The program, called ‘Volksverschlüsselung’, or ‘people’s encryption’, uses DT’s infrastructure and high-security data centres to transfer encrypted data from the sender to the recipient over email. Traditional end-to-end encryption allows for the… Read More

Google, Facebook and Whatsapp look to improve user data encryption

Tech giants including Google, Facebook, Whatsapp and Snapchat are looking to increase the privacy of user data by expanding their encryption features. The recent reports mark growing industry support for Apple in its fight to not allow authorities backdoor access into users’ devices. Facebook has suggested that it is increasing privacy of its Messenger service, while its instant messaging… Read More

Federal bill could override state-level encryption bans

A new bill [PDF] has been proposed in Congress today by Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) which looks to put a stop to any pending state-level legislation that could result in misguided encryption measures. The ENCRYPT bill – Ensuring National Constitutional Rights of Your Private Telecommunications Act of 2016 – comes as a… Read More

Quantum breakthrough signals tighter telecoms security

Researchers have outlined a new quantum technology breakthrough which could improve the encryption of data and its secure exchange over long distance telecommunications networks. In a paper [PDF] published in the Nature Communications journal, scientists from the Universities of Glasgow, Stanford, Tokyo and Würzburg describe how quantum entanglement can allow separated particles to share properties. This… Read More

Reddit defaults to HTTPS in bid for secure, encrypted cyberspace

Reddit has announced this week that it will move all users across to HTTPS encryption by default from 29th June. The popular website has been available since September last year over HTTPS, however it was always an optional upgrade. “When using HTTPS on reddit, your connection will be fully encrypted. Anyone watching your connection (such… Read More

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