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.”.

Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes (“The War of All Against All”)

Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes (“The War of All Against All”)

In order to help fight the good fight for the equality of all people, 2.5 years ago, Private Internet Access began exploring partnerships with others in the industry with the idea that together, we would be stronger.

Aussie ex-pat will ‘never return’ after digital strip search reveals sex tapes

Aussie ex-pat will ‘never return’ after digital strip search reveals sex tapes

“I informed the female customs officer that I have intimate material of my partner on my phone, and that I would be breaking her trust, (as well as several privacy laws) by giving anyone access to those files.”.

Global Consumers Reject Government-Mandated Encryption Backdoors

Global Consumers Reject Government-Mandated Encryption Backdoors

However, 64% of respondents told Venafi that they don’t believe government access to private data would make society any safer from terrorists.The Venafi poll also revealed that, perhaps unsurprisingly, just 22% of consumers believe social media companies can be trusted to protect their personal and private data.

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.

Dan Larimer’s Game-Changing Facial ID Verification

Dan Larimer’s Game-Changing Facial ID Verification

Dan Larimer’s futuristic facial recognition network idea could solve decades old problems of identity that transcend blockchain itself.The new patent could solve major problems like identity theft which have collectively cost it’s victims over $107 billion the last 6 years.

Private Internet Access adds BEAM to its list of anonymous payment methods

Private Internet Access adds BEAM to its list of anonymous payment methods

Private Internet Access now accepts anonymous payments through BEAM, providing our users with yet another way to protect their privacy and anonymity when signing up for our service. On the next page, simply add the email address you use for BEAM and verify it, then click “Pay Now”.

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.

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.

Facebook Libra: Great Message, Wrong Messenger

Facebook Libra: Great Message, Wrong Messenger

Depending on what you read or hear, Libra is one or all of: a great act of enterprise social good that will change the lives of millions of people for the better; a nightmare for American and European regulators; a desperate attempt to rehabilitate the reputation and declining readership of Facebook and its increasingly unpopular CEO, Mark Zuckerberg; or a pipedream based on a shaky premise and a yet-to-be-built infrastructure that probably won’t be built.

Firefox 67.0.4 Released — Mozilla Patches Second 0-Day Flaw This Week

Firefox 67.0.4 Released — Mozilla Patches Second 0-Day Flaw This Week

After patching a critical actively-exploited vulnerability in Firefox 67.0.3 earlier this week, Mozilla is now warning millions of its users about a second zero-day vulnerability that attackers have been found exploiting in the wild.

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.

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.

Why Facebook Privacy is a Hoax? Facebook censoring crypto-related messages

Why Facebook Privacy is a Hoax? Facebook censoring crypto-related messages

Maybe Facebook is happy enough by being able to read your SMS and your call history on Android devices. Facebook has been collecting call history and SMS data from Android devices. Facebook just made some big privacy promises, and they all hinge on encryption.

Privacy is a rare moon bear (E1386)

Privacy is a rare moon bear (E1386)

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the ‘rare moon bear’ saved from extinction by the decades-old conflict and tensions between the two Koreas.

How to tell if your PC is cryptojacked

How to tell if your PC is cryptojacked

One particularly sinister emerging threat is cryptojacking , which can increase overheating, slow down processing speed, and drain your batteries – all under the radar.

Why Using a Privacy Coin Preserves Our Rights as Global Citizens

Why Using a Privacy Coin Preserves Our Rights as Global Citizens

Now, even more treacherous than standard online environments is the land of crypto. And by using a privacy coin, you’re not transacting your way through crypto networks with a giant target on your back. However, there’s more to privacy than keeping your finances out of the wrong hands.

Calls for “Lightweight” Encryption are Short-Sighted and Dangerous

Calls for “Lightweight” Encryption are Short-Sighted and Dangerous

There is a NIST competition going on right now to adopt a new lightweight encryption standard that targets 112-bits of security. One is the concept of a “barely safe” margin of safety and a the second is that hardware advancements are eliminating the need for lightweight cryptography altogether.

Binance says more than $40 million in bitcoin stolen in ‘large scale’ hack [Updated]

Binance says more than $40 million in bitcoin stolen in ‘large scale’ hack [Updated]

In a statement, the company said hackers stole API keys, two-factor codes and other information in the attack. It will be about a week before Binance can release withdrawals or accept deposits again because it needs to “make sure we completely eradicate any trace of hackers in all our accounts and data and that is a pretty tedious process,” Zhao said.

Key Conference on Private Cryptocurrency to be Held in Denver

Key Conference on Private Cryptocurrency to be Held in Denver

The conference will cover multiple private cryptocurrencies, including Monero. The conference will include presentations on these technologies as well as the philosophy of Monero and other private cryptocurrencies in seven sessions:.

The Microsoft Outlook hackers are stealing victims’ Bitcoin

The Microsoft Outlook hackers are stealing victims’ Bitcoin

“The hackers also had access to my inbox allowing them to password reset my account and withdrawal [sic] my Bitcoin,” Jevon Ritmeester, a Microsoft user affected by the data breach, told Motherboard.

ProtonMail now offers elliptic curve cryptography for advanced security and faster speeds

ProtonMail now offers elliptic curve cryptography for advanced security and faster speeds

For several months, we have been working to implement support for new cryptographic methods in ProtonMail that give users a faster experience with equal or better security. Using elliptic curve cryptography, the processes of key generation, encryption, and decryption become dramatically faster.