On the financial side of the spectrum, Yahoo's board also approved a new multi-billion stock buyback program.
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The web portal giant wants encryption in everyone's hands by the end of the year.
The Cryptocat developer's new team aims to get easy file and message encryption into everyone's hands, which could give Gmail and Dropbox (and the NSA) a run for their money.
CloudFlare has gone beyond offering free SSL to millions of websites and is now deploying a new level of encryption by default.
SIM card maker was targeted by security services but insists they only breached its office network.
The author of the popular free email encryption software used by whistleblower Edward Snowden has finally received a six-figure pay day after more than 17 years of maintaining the code on diminishing donations.
The privacy czar has floated the possibility of making re-identification of anonymised data illegal.
A US judge has lifted a stay on a ruling, forcing Microsoft to hand over data it stores overseas. But the software giant said it will not comply, pending an appeal.
US law can apply anywhere in the world, so long as a technology company has control over foreign data, a court rules.
As Apple works on its promise to improve the iCloud email service's security, an outage has affected some users.
The public disclosure of emails by former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, could be an "unwarranted invasion of personal privacy", according to a letter fro the US Department of State responding to a FOIA request by online publication, The Desk.
Secure email startup ProtonMail is facing questions over its legality after PayPal froze its account -- as well as over $285,000 in crowdfunding donations.
The U.S. government relies on intelligence from an unknown number of U.S. telecoms for its mass surveillance programs. What's the state of phone privacy in the post-NSA world?
The Internet giant tries to convey to users that many emails are not secure once it leaves Google's hands.
Microsoft's app for Android users to access their free email service gives the impression that it encrypts email, but doesn't actually do it.
The London-based privacy group alleges the UK signals intelligence agency, working with the US National Security Agency, used "unlawful hacking" efforts.
A researcher has reported to Apple that email attachments stored on an iOS device are not encrypted at rest, contrary to Apple's claims.
For the first time, the highest ranking U.S. intelligence community official admitted to two senators that the NSA used a "backdoor" in surveillance laws to conduct the searches.
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"?
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