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The Internet giant tries to convey to users that many emails are not secure once it leaves Google's hands.
After revelations that it had inspected a Hotmail customer's email as part of an internal investigation, Microsoft announced new rules last week. This week, following "uncomfortable" criticism of that policy, the company announced new rules: no inspections without a warrant.
Yahoo webmail users will get a significant security benefit with the company enabling encryption by default, but a security expert questions where is Yahoo's "perfect forward secrecy"?
The well-regarded Groklaw intellectual property law news and analysis site is closing because its founder, Pamela Jones, feels she can no longer trust email for the essential privacy she feels the site needs to continue.
The only email service that you can trust with completely protecting your privacy is one that you build yourself.
Kim Dotcom's privacy company Mega prepares a 'cutting-edge' email encryption service.
An American company that specialized in highly encrypted email suspended operations today. The abrupt shutdown of Lavabit, a small Texas-based company, is suspected to be related to a court order related to its best-known customer, NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Microsoft says it does not provide the NSA or any U.S. government agency with the ability to bypass its encryption or give 'direct access' to user data.
GPG Mail from GPGTools protects your email from prying eyes by using public key encryption via OpenPGP. It's by far the simplest and easiest way to encrypt email (and files) on the Mac.
The privacy law governing how U.S. law enforcement can access email data after a certain time has been passed unanimously across both sides of the Senate.
Probably for the better, the Justice Department has reversed its decision to fight for greater access to email accounts and private messages on social networks. Well, kind of.
As a US House committee prepares to meet to discuss changing outdated email privacy laws, the US government will today tell lawmakers that it wants greater powers to access email data, along with social networking data, such as Facebook and Twitter private messages.
GCHQ will be working closely with the University of Southampton's new research hub on issues facing UK security, such as human identification and data privacy in a bid to help protect the country from cyberattacks.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has been fined £120,000 after a member of its legal department sent emails containing sensitive information to the wrong address.
In a blow to Microsoft's idea of having browsers block tracking cookies by default, the working group dealing with the issue at the World Wide Web Consortium has come up with a proposal that bars any automatic Do Not Track setting.The proposal is a "grand compromise", as Stanford University's Jonathan Mayer put it in an email on Wednesday, with the privacy advocates in the working group losing out on two of the scheme's three biggest elements.
Nokia has alleged that HTC, RIM and ViewSonic have infringed on 45 Nokia patents in lawsuits filed in the US and Germany.Nokia alleged on Wednesday that the companies have variously infringed on patents covering dual function antennas, power management and multimode radios, application stores, multitasking, navigation, conversational message display, dynamic menus, data encryption and retrieval of email attachments on a mobile device.
The privacy rights group is preaching the gospel of encryption in 2012, making the case that whole disk encryption can go a long way to protecting private data on computers.
Google is making SSL encryption the standard for signed-in users, bringing greater privacy and anonymity. But it won't protect you from advertisers' prying eyes.
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