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.
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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 privacy czar has floated the possibility of making re-identification of anonymised data illegal.
As Apple works on its promise to improve the iCloud email service's security, an outage has affected some users.
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 London-based privacy group alleges the UK signals intelligence agency, working with the US National Security Agency, used "unlawful hacking" efforts.
Eldo Kim, Harvard student, wanted to get out of a final exam so he sent in a bomb threat using Tor to disguise his location and identity. Tor's not magic and the FBI caught him anyway.
Google's enthusiasm two years ago for Forward Secrecy makes a lot of sense considering all the revelations in the last several months about NSA monitoring of everyone and everything.
Sir Robert Rogers has given evidence that communications metadata is treated the same as content when questions of Parliamentary privilege arise.
Moxie Marlinspike, a respected cryptographic software expert, argues that Lavabit, Edward Snowden’s favorite "secure" email service whose owner shut it down rather than give the NSA the keys to his store, wasn't really secure anyway.
Companies outside the US are marketing their Internet services as more private, out of reach of the US government.
ZDNet's David Gewirtz had the opportunity today to be briefed by and speak with certain senior intelligence officials in order to explore the circumstances of a privacy compliance error and a new document release. This is their story.
Disclosures about the U.S. intelligence agency's encryption-busting activities are making many people question everything about digital security.
Kim Dotcom's privacy company Mega prepares a 'cutting-edge' email encryption service.
PRISM, declining privacy, and lost accountability of government security agencies is the real cost of intelligence privatisation and security outsourcing.
Signals intelligence agency GCHQ didn't break British laws when conducting its mass surveillance program in conjunction with the Americans, but MPs are instead looking at whether the laws should be updated.
The UK foreign secretary William Hague told parliament that the UK intelligence agency GCHQ doesn't exploit the US Prism programme to unlawfully gather information about UK nationals online habits.
Dubbed a "privacy killer" by online activists, love it or hate it, the cyber-security CISPA bill will likely be brought into law—whether it's from the reintroduction of the bill by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, or President Obama issuing (yet another) executive order.
Kim Dotcom, whose MegaUpload cyberlocker service was closed down at the instigation of the US government, has launched a new privacy-oriented service from his New Zealand mansion.