CIA controlled global encryption company for decades, says report

CIA controlled global encryption company for decades, says report

Encryption weaknesses added to products sold by Crypto AG allowed the CIA and its German counterpart, the BND, to eavesdrop on adversaries and allies alike while earning million of dollars from the sales, according the Washington Post and the German public broadcaster ZDF, based on the agencies’ internal histories of the intelligence operation.

Trump to put Secret Service in charge of policing cryptocurrencies

Trump to put Secret Service in charge of policing cryptocurrencies

US President Donald Trump will hand control of cryptocurrency criminal investigations to the Secret Service.“The Budget proposes legislation to return the US Secret Service to Treasury to create new efficiencies in the investigation of these crimes and prepare the Nation to face the threats of tomorrow.”.

Today's kids need end-to-end encryption.

Today's kids need end-to-end encryption.

One of the surest ways to forbear that healing and maturity is to bury the head of our body politic in the sandy shores of a sort of neverland, with Uncle Sam typecast as the petulant child refusing to grow up and accept the realities of evolution - in this case, evolution of mathematics, cryptography, and a connected society of adults and children.

Swift Crypto helps more developers than ever to build secure applications

Swift Crypto helps more developers than ever to build secure applications

Apple has introduced a new open-source Swift Crypto package which makes the secure capabilities of Apple’s CryptoKit available to the wider Swift community — even if they’re deploying their software on platforms other than Apple’s own.

Facebook reversed cryptocurrency ad policy ahead of Libra announcement

Facebook reversed cryptocurrency ad policy ahead of Libra announcement

Full reversal of Facebook anti cryptocurrency ad policy, just in time for Libra.While we will still require people to apply to run ads promoting cryptocurrency, starting today, we will narrow this policy to no longer require pre-approval for ads related to blockchain technology, industry news, education or events related to cryptocurrency.”.

Paris P2P Festival #0 - Paris P2P (& Cryptography)

Paris P2P Festival #0 - Paris P2P (& Cryptography)

My current project is a sort of phase-two of cjdns, building a blockchain called PKT in order to create a bandwidth market so that anyone capable of running fiber and pointing antennas can participate in building the infrastructure of the new internet.

Password data for ~2.2 million users of currency and gaming sites dumped online

Password data for ~2.2 million users of currency and gaming sites dumped online

The other contains data for about 800,000 accounts on RuneScape bot provider EpicBot. The databases include registered email addresses and passwords that were cryptographically hashed with bcrypt, a function that's among the hardest to crack.

Introducing Private.sh: A search engine that cryptographically protects your privacy

Introducing Private.sh: A search engine that cryptographically protects your privacy

With non-private search engines, being able to identify you – the searcher – and tie your search terms to your user profile while targeting advertising at you is all an essential part of the business model.

Unknown Fund is Going to Invest and Donate $100 Million for the Development of Ideas of Anonymity — Unknown Fund

Unknown Fund is Going to Invest and Donate $100 Million for the Development of Ideas of Anonymity — Unknown Fund

Unknown Fund is Going to Invest and Donate $75 Million for the Development of Ideas of Anonymity.The Unknown Fund also sees incredible opportunities to protect the rights and freedoms of people that technology such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies give us.

We’ve Stopped Showing Ads to Protect User Privacy

We’ve Stopped Showing Ads to Protect User Privacy

To protect the rights of Coin Wallet customers to retain full control of their personal information during online crypto transactions, we have removed our product from the Facebook Audience Network.

Microsoft's Secured-Core PC Feature Protects Critical Code

Microsoft's Secured-Core PC Feature Protects Critical Code

Microsoft already offers Windows Secure Boot, a feature that checks for cryptographic signatures to confirm software integrity.Instead of relying on firmware, Microsoft has worked with AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm to make new central processing unit chips that can run integrity checks during boot in a controlled, cryptographically verified way.

PayPal withdraws support for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

PayPal withdraws support for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

In a statement given to The Verge, Dante Disparte, the Libra Association’s head of policy and communications, reaffirmed the nonprofit’s commitment to “build a generational payment network.

Explainer: What is post-quantum cryptography?

Explainer: What is post-quantum cryptography?

A report on quantum computing published last year by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine predicted that a powerful quantum computer running Shor’s algorithm would be capable of cracking a 1,024-bit implementation of RSA in less than a day.

Signing Up To A New Crypto Currency Exchange For A Free $10 Is A Bad Idea

Signing Up To A New Crypto Currency Exchange For A Free $10 Is A Bad Idea

So, is giving up your passport or drivers license details — and even residential information — really worth $10?Image SourceWhen you sign up to a cryptocurrency exchange — thanks to government regulations — you’re more than likely using a service with KYC checks in place that require certain documents to be provided to prove your identity due to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorism Funding (CTF) laws.

Hacker Ordered to Pay Back Nearly £1 Million to Phishing Victims

Hacker Ordered to Pay Back Nearly £1 Million to Phishing Victims

Grant West , a 27-year-old resident of Kent, England, targeted several well-known companies around the world since 2015 to obtain the financial data of tens of thousands of customers and then sold that data on underground forums in exchange for Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies.

Haven Has Landed - Download Now for iOS and Android

Haven Has Landed - Download Now for iOS and Android

Keep your data and your financial information safe when you shop, chat, and send cryptocurrencies privately using Haven. To celebrate the launch, this week you can enjoy special 50% off deals on name-brand electronics and gift cards in the official Haven store.

Thread by @ErrataRob: "So in today's tweet storm, let's discuss Barr's call for crypto backdoors, where he claims citizens don't need as strong crypto as the milit […]"

Thread by @ErrataRob: "So in today's tweet storm, let's discuss Barr's call for crypto backdoors, where he claims citizens don't need as strong crypto as the milit […]"

What we know of as "modular arithmetic" wasn't a thing until about the year 1800, but it's been part of crypto since the time of Caesar. If you'll recall, the Caesar Cipher simply shifts all the letters in the alphabet, so that "IBM" shifted one position to the left becomes "HAL".

Trustworthy vs Trustless Apps

Trustworthy vs Trustless Apps

A trustless app is an app whose code is open source, so that the community can see for themselves that the code has few bugs and no malicious code. Trustless apps are cryptographically signed by the developers so that users know that the application they download corresponds to the open source code.

GitHub - migueldemoura/ublock-umatrix-rulesets: Hosts Files, uBlock & uMatrix Rulesets

GitHub - migueldemoura/ublock-umatrix-rulesets: Hosts Files, uBlock & uMatrix Rulesets

uBlock & uMatrix Rulesets. Personal uBlock & uMatrix rulesets. The host lists are particularly comprehensive in the following areas: Admiral domains Game currency/key generator scams The malware list includes hosts serving viruses, ransomware, scareware, badware, cryptocoin miners, scams and some forms of spyware.

Donald Trump blasts Facebook’s Libra, demands strict regulation

Donald Trump blasts Facebook’s Libra, demands strict regulation

Donald Trump is not a fan of Libra, Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency, the president made clear in a series of tweets on Thursday evening. "Facebook Libra’s 'virtual currency' will have little standing or dependability.," Trump tweeted.

Keep Firefox from leaking your data all over the internet

Keep Firefox from leaking your data all over the internet

Among the threats Mozilla's Firefox web browser for Windows and MacOS can protect you from are trackers that gather your browsing history, cryptominers that secretly use your device's resources to mine cryptocurrency and fingerprinters that uniquely identify you based on your device, settings and apps.

Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are asking Facebook to put its cryptocurrency plans on hold

Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are asking Facebook to put its cryptocurrency plans on hold

Maxine Waters, Carolyn Maloney, Lacy Clay, Al Green, and Stephen Lynch wrote to the $556 billion social network's top executives to ask it to impose a moratorium on Libra until regulators and Congress have had time to explore concerns, including the risk of hacking, data security, and global financial security.

Cryptocurrency in the Era of GDPR

Cryptocurrency in the Era of GDPR

This clearly means that transaction data can be considered as Personally Identifying Information when in the right hands, and that sadly many cryptocurrencies are therefore not GDPR compliant. These are known as privacy coins, and their masking of transaction data means that they are mostly untraceable.

AI Proving to Be an Integral Part of Cryptocurrency High Volume Transaction Security

AI Proving to Be an Integral Part of Cryptocurrency High Volume Transaction Security

Crypto mining | Image source: PixabayBlockchain technology can decentralize the process of transferring money by making transactions transparent and allowing the community of users to verify them.

Facebook's Libra is not really a cryptocurrency and it faces huge hurdles, including in India. Here’s why

Facebook's Libra is not really a cryptocurrency and it faces huge hurdles, including in India. Here’s why

While Libra's utility could render many cryptocurrencies useless due to its play on remittance and payments, it could usher in a new wave of adoption in this space and we will need to wait and see which tokens and coins come out on top.

Mapping Crypto: The Minority Rule

Mapping Crypto: The Minority Rule

If multiple privacy focused personal payment solutions compete for the same intransigent population, the power of the rule is greatly diminished.

Facebook urged to pause Libra crypto-currency project

Facebook urged to pause Libra crypto-currency project

"Given the company's troubled past, I am requesting that Facebook agree to a moratorium on any movement forward on developing a crypto-currency until Congress and regulators have the opportunity to examine these issues and take action," said Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters.

Facebook unveils ‘its most invasive and dangerous form of surveillance yet’ with launch of Libra cryptocurrency

Facebook unveils ‘its most invasive and dangerous form of surveillance yet’ with launch of Libra cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency "Libra" launches next yearCredit: AFP or licensors "Libra holds the potential to provide billions of people around the world with access to a more inclusive, more open financial ecosystem," he explained.

Libra: Facebook launches cryptocurrency in bid to shake up global finance

Libra: Facebook launches cryptocurrency in bid to shake up global finance

has announced a digital currency called Libra that will allow its billions of users to make financial transactions across the globe, in a move that could potentially shake up the world’s banking system.

Crypto Bans & Privacy Coins

Crypto Bans & Privacy Coins

Privacy coins are cryptocurrencies that utilize features designed to mask data surrounding a transaction. It’s also worth mentioning there are a host of other privacy coins out there to choose from. The Indian government can go to hell.

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