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Latest encryption publications


What kind of effective encryption will governments accept?

Yesterday Europol Police Chief Rob Wainwright joined a stream of high-level political figures and security heads in a lobbying bid against the uptake, or even continuance, of substantial encryption in online communications. Speaking to the BBC, Wainwright argued that terrorist elements are using strong encryption to shield their activities This is the latest in a… Read More


Ex-spook John Sawer joins the US/UK governments’ ‘anti-privacy’ campaign

[Opinion] At this point, the rhythm of rhetoric from high officials and government representatives against Zero Knowledge Encryption has become so regular and so reliable (allowing for the Christmas quietude that briefly intervened), that perhaps it is time to fit these predictable bursts into a new templating system here at The Stack. Let’s begin: Who… Read More


The right to private communications is not on the agenda for the next Conservative government

In a speech in the Midlands yesterday Prime Minister David Cameron pledged, in effect, to ban encryption within the United Kingdom if his government is returned to power. Insisting that there should be “No means of communication [which] we cannot read”, the Prime Minister cited the recent attacks in Paris, including the Charlie Hebdo shootings,… Read More


Open source encryption tool launched for mail and storage services

German web app provider Open-Xchange have today released OX Guard, as part of their email services, which allows users to send encrypted messages to any receiver, even if they do not use compatible encryption software. Open-Xchange offers cloud-based communication software, as well as file-sharing and storage options such as their Google Docs alternative, OX Docs…. Read More



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