EU wants sharing to break encryption
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Friday, 20 October 2017 13:04

EU wants sharing to break encryption


But no back doors

The European Commission has proposed that member states help each other break into encrypted devices by sharing expertise around the bloc.

Aussie PM says Laws of Mathematics unimportant
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The laws made up by Aussie politicians decide reality


Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the laws of mathematics come second to the law of the land in a row over privacy and encryption.

US spooks tried to bribe Telegram developers
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Claims Russian founder 

Pavel Durov, the Russian founder of the popular secure messaging app Telegram, has claimed that US intelligence agencies tried twice to bribe his company's developers to weaken encryption in the app.

Weakened and unstable British PM declares war on encryption
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Gotta blame someone


UK PM Theresa May has failed to notice that bringing out too many unpopular policies can make even an unelectable leftie like Jeremy Corban look viable.

UK about to go mental with Internet laws
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End to encryption and a porn licence

The UK government is planning to enact a daft batch of Internet reform which will require people to register at the post office if they want to access porn sites.

AACS 2.0 encryption cracked by Smurfs
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Friday, 05 May 2017 12:36

AACS 2.0 encryption cracked by Smurfs


Not GNOMES or elves


Smurfs have made a mockery of the AACS 2.0 encryption used to protect UHD Blu-ray disks.

Heartbeat data to be used to authenticate wearable devices
Published in Wearables


A login method for cars, doors, PCs and everything else


Over the past few years, the concept of using heartbeat data to encrypt information and authenticate personal and enterprise users has been gaining consideration as an alternative to expensive, computationally-heavy encryption techniques unsuited for wearable devices.

Tech companies fear encryption could be outlawed
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Trump’s promise to get tough with tech

The surprise election of the Donald, Prince of Orange in the US election, is alarming tech-companies which are worried that he could kill off encryption.

Blackberry "disturbed" by Apple's encrypt everything policy
Published in Mobiles

It's not a family affair

Blackberry boss John Chen has said he is "disturbed" by Apple's tough approach to encryption and user privacy, warning that the firm's attitude is harmful to society.

High-quality random numbers can now be computed with much less effort
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A big win for encryption, more efficient complex simulations

Last week, computer scientist researchers at the University of Texas at Austin published a draft paper describing a new, more efficient way of generating truly random numbers that can be used everyday encryption situations like mobile banking, statistics, electronic voting and complex simulations, among other applications.