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House Bill Could Block State, Local Bills that Seek to Undermine Mobile Encryption

I am encouraged by this bill if for no other reason than the impracticality of individual states attempting to enforce technical controls on mobile devices. 7 more words

Security News

IoT Could Be Used To Spy, Admits James Clapper

The latest high profile individual to debunk the notion that surveillance is at risk of ‘going dark’ in an age of increasingly robust encryption is none other than James Clapper, U.S. 766 more words

TC

Bipartisan US bill sides with Apple/Google in seeking to outlaw proposed state bans on encrypted phones

Attempts by states like California and New York to ban the sale of encrypted phones could be overruled by federal law. The Verge reports that a cross-party bill is being introduced today in Congress by Rep. 293 more words

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House Bill Will Aim to Prohibit Laws Requiring Encryption Backdoors

U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will introduce bipartisan legislation on Wednesday that would prohibit states from requiring tech companies to build encryption weaknesses into their products. 349 more words

Tech

Gmail Will Now Warn You About Emails From Unencrypted Sources

Google, as a part of the Safer Internet Day 2016, has tightened the security for its Gmail service. The search giant will now flag those email providers that don’t support Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption, which is aimed at ensuring a connection is secure before exchanging data between server ad client. 195 more words

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Encryption's Emerging Effectiveness Despite Concerns Over Homeland Security

Encryption’s Emerging Effectiveness Despite Concerns Over Homeland Security

Angela Zhang | Staff Writer

With the emergence of mainstream encryption — such as phone messengers like WhatsApp that encrypt text messages — terrorist attacks have been covertly coordinated against the United States government. 593 more words

Op-Ed

HTTPS is not infallible

When your browser connects to a web site whose address starts with https, you’re connecting to a “secure server.” It’s considered secure, because (at least some of) the traffic between your browser and the web server is encrypted. 706 more words

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