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BlackBerry Working With Boeing on Secure Phone That Self-Destructs

BlackBerry is working with Boeing on Boeing’s high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company’s chief executive said on Friday.

The Boeing Black phone being developed by the Chicago-based aerospace and defense contractor, which is best known for jetliners and fighter planes, can self-destruct if it is tampered with. 152 more words


Encryption on Asus Fonepad FE170CG, or how to transform your phablet in something slow as a dog

I recently fixed a problem on an Asus Fonepad FE170CG. This tablet (or technically, more a phablet, since you can also make phone calls with it) is sold in Italy at the bargain price of 99€ and is quite popular in circles where people need a cheap appliance that can stand as access point, and make the occasional phone call. 483 more words


FBI boss 'concerned' by smartphone encryption plans

Plans by Apple and Google to do more to protect customers’ privacy have made the FBI “very concerned”.

Speaking to reporters, FBI boss James Comey said the plans to enable encryption by default could thwart law enforcement investigations. 331 more words


Updating Skype

I updated my Skype today.  A cute dialog ensued, which in light of the Snowden disclosures, made me add some thoughts (in parentheses)…

“Welcome to the new revised Skype” (Enhanced for better NSA viewing…) 37 more words


SOPA lives? MPAA looks to revive parts of the controversial bill to fight piracy

The Motion Pictures Association of America wants to implement some aspects of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act of 2011, and it’s enlisting the help of state-level lawmakers to do so, … 541 more words


Researchers discover flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls, intercept text messages

”German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale – even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now available,” Craig Timberg reports for The Washington Post. 187 more words


Is regular email REALLY insecure?

Once a message leaves your traditional email server, it’s completely out of your control. Before it reaches its final destination, it will be routed across multiple servers.  265 more words