Encryption

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Police seize $60 million of crypto currency! Now, where’s the password?

German prosecutors have confiscated more than 50 million euros (approximately $60 million) worth of bitcoin. There’s only one problem: they can’t unlock the money becau...

Security

Spy agency ducks questions about ‘back doors’ in tech products

The US National Security Agency has been rebuffing efforts by a leading Congressional critic to ascertain whether it is continuing to place so-called back doors to commercial techn...

UK police force

British police arrest “iconic” criminals in biggest ever operation after encryption breakthrough

The British police have said they had carried out their biggest operation ever, arresting “iconic” figures and smashing thousands of conspiracies including murder plots...

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Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers

Video conferencing provider Zoom plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer acco...

Platform Industry: Zoom meetings

Elon Musk’s SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns

Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX has banned its employees from using video conferencing app Zoom, citing “significant privacy and security concerns,” according t...

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US senators threaten Facebook and Apple with encryption regulation

SAN FRANCISCO – US senators grilled Apple Inc and Facebook Inc executives over their encryption practices on Tuesday and threatened to regulate the technology unless the comp...

Interpol

Interpol group delays criticism of encryption after objections

SAN FRANCISCO – The international police organisation Interpol put off plans to condemn the spread of strong encryption after objections by tech companies and civil liberties...

Interpol

Exclusive: Interpol plans to condemn encryption spread, citing predators, sources say

SAN FRANCISCO – The international police organisation Interpol plans to condemn the spread of strong encryption in a statement Monday saying it protects child sex predators, ...