The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs wants to bring its stance on privacy into the 21st century.
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May says that technology companies are providing a "safe space" for terrorists.
With a federal election scheduled for September, government officials in Germany are pressing for expanded hacking powers to be granted to law enforcement agencies, according to an article on ZDNet.
Facebook added another layer of protection for users of its WhatsApp encrypted mobile messaging service in late 2016
Helen Davenport discusses whether the government should interfere in issues such as WhatsApp and encrypted messages.
Patrick Knight explores how to manage your account and passwords effectively, the power of encryption and alternate privacy apps that can secure sensitive data and communication.
The president of The Internet Society has called on G20 leaders to protect encryption for the good of the world economy.
Encryption will face a make it or break it moment in June when the European Commission lays out new options for forcing internet companies to hand over the keys.
Despite many in the tech industry saying it won't work, home secretary Amber Rudd would like to persuade tech giants such as WhatsApp to break encryption for the intelligence services.
Law enforcement is being blocked by encryption from accessing data they have every right to examine - it's time to build trust between police and the tech sector, says FBI director James Comey.
It appears that AlphaBay, the largest dark web marketplace, has paid an extortionist several payments since August 2016 to protect the identity of its founder.
Peter Galvin discusses how IT system downtime can sometimes be due to implementing processes around data security such as encryption with data-at-rest encryptionset to rise in prominence
French and German ministers ask for greater security measures, including encryption backdoors - to fight terrorism in Europe, but tech industry says it isn't possible.
An encrypted messaging app called Confide is being used in Washington DC by White House staffers to leak embarrassing or sensitive information.
Joe Marsella covers how many firms' cyber-security strategies are incomplete and discusses why they should prioritise in-flight encryption as much as they do protecting at-rest data.
While the number of users and sites that are using encryption is on the rise, this is not all good news for cyber-security as the criminals are following suit.
Three quarters of organisations plan to expand their data protection capabilities with encryption as GDPR deadline looms.
By triggering devices to reset keys, WhatsApp could hack its own end-to-end encryption, reading users' messages, a researcher claims, while others cry "FUD".
You lose, Grinch: DeriaLock ransomware discovered on Christmas Eve, but researchers devise decryptors
A rapidly evolving ransomware family called DeriaLock made its ignominious debut over the 2016 holidays, but researchers quickly created decryptor software to rescue the files of those unlucky enough to receive this unwanted "gift."
Stampado ransomware was first spotted in the wild in July, but has spawned new variants capable of self propagating and re-encrypting files previously locked up by other ransomware, and all for a rock bottom price on the dark web.
The widespread and ever-evolving Cerber ransomware has upped its game as it targets enterprises with a new capability to encrypt database files.
Security researchers at Malwarebytes have worked out how to extract the encryption key from TeleCrypt ransomware and build a tool for recovering scrambled files.
A new analysis of SMS clients used on the Android OS determined that native text clients are less secure than third-party solutions.
Researchers from Google's Brain division have released an academic paper which details how they were able to get neural networks to create their own encryption standard, and communicate between each other.
A 33-year-old man from Cardiff has been charged for allegedly teaching members of ISIS how to encrypt
Following on from the Yarovaya Law, Russia's special security service, FSB (successor to the KGB), is to implement plans to achieve access to all internet traffic in the country, decrypted.
Duncan Hughes explains how SSL decryption will increasingl be needed to ensure encrypted traffic does not become a facilitator for attackers.