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Senate GOP introduce bill to end ‘warrant-proof’ encryption, end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp is targeted

A group of Senate Republicans want to force technology companies to comply with “lawful access” to encrypted information, which basically means they're targeting end-to-end encryption again, and specifically taking aim at the type of security offered by the popular messaging service WhatsApp.

On Tuesday, Republican lawmakers introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act. ...

Smart TV hub Solaborate secures $10M Series A and a go-to-market partnership

When siblings Labinot and Mimoza Bytyqi fled the war in Kosovo in 1999, arriving as refugees on the West Coast of the US, they would have had no idea they’d go on to launch a technology company together. But as adults, the pair set up attacking the $6.7 billion telepresence and video communication category which ...

Ring’s new security ‘control center’ isn’t nearly enough

On the same day that a Mississippi family is suing Amazon -owned smart camera maker Ring for not doing enough to prevent hackers from spying on their kids, the company has rolled out its previously announced “control center,” which it hopes will make you forget about its verifiably “awful” security practices. In a blog post ...

The US government should stop demanding tech companies compromise on encryption

In a tweet late Tuesday, President Trump criticized Apple for refusing “to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers and other violent criminal elements.” Trump was specifically referring to a locked iPhone that belonged to a Saudi airman who killed three U.S sailors in an attack on a Florida base in December. It’s only the latest ...

We need to talk about that ridiculous Congressional hearing on encryption

12.11.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

If one thing was made clear today, it's that Congress is woefully unequipped to be debating encryption and backdoors for law enforcement with the major tech giants. But that surely didn't stop them from doing so anyway! On Tuesday, the Senate Committ... ...

AWS launches managed Cassandra services

Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon announced a new ability to manage Cassandra databases on AWS. Already used by companies as diverse as Grubhub.com, Netflix, Ooyala, Openwave, Reddit and Uber to manage distributed NoSQL databases that handle large amounts of data across commodity servers, the new Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service is AWS’s attempt to offer ...

Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US

Big changes are afoot for Wire, an enterprise-focused end-to-end encrypted messaging app and service that advertises itself as “the most secure collaboration platform”. In February, Wire quietly raised $8.2 million from Morpheus Ventures and others, we’ve confirmed — the first funding amount it has ever disclosed — and alongside that external financing, it moved its ...

Ex-Facebook CPO Chris *** now advises on climate & campaign tech

Chris ***’s motivational speeches were at the heart of Facebook’s new employee orientation. But after 14 years at the social network, the Chief Product Officer left in March amidst an executive shake-up and Facebook’s new plan to prioritize privacy by moving to encrypt its messaging apps. No details on his next projects were revealed. Now ...

Facebook is testing encrypted video and audio calls

10.31.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Facebook might offer encrypted video and audio chats to its users soon.  App researcher Jane Manchun Wong found evidence of the feature being tested as part of Facebook's Secret Conversation Messenger feature.  Secret Conversations was adde... ...