Wire Business Update

Wire Business Update

Wire stands by its mission to best protect communication data with state-of-the-art technology and practice: All source code has been and will be available for inspection on GitHub ().Wire believes that data protection is best achieved through state-of-the-art encryption and continues to innovate in that space with Messaging Layer Security (MLS).

Facebook looks to offer encrypted calls

Facebook looks to offer encrypted calls

A screenshot posted on Twitter has provided fresh evidence to suggest that Facebook is working on end-to-end encryption for calls made on the Facebook Messenger app.According to a tweet posted yesterday, it looks like Facebook is indeed working on end-to-end encryption for calls made through Facebook Messenger.

Why Adding Client-Side Scanning Breaks End-To-End Encryption

Why Adding Client-Side Scanning Breaks End-To-End Encryption

Let’s say that when the client-side scan finds a hash match, it sends a message off to the server to report that the user was trying to send a blocked image.

Facebook is testing end-to-end encryption for secret Messenger calls

Facebook is testing end-to-end encryption for secret Messenger calls

According to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook is testing encrypting video and audio calls over Messenger in Secret mode.Facebook Messenger is testing Video/Audio calls over Secret Conversation — Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane).

Chand Rajendra-Nicolucci: Stop blaming encryption

Chand Rajendra-Nicolucci: Stop blaming encryption

To combat this, governments argue that companies need to create ways for law enforcement to access encrypted data when they need it — through backdoors.A narrow solution that protects privacy and security while providing law enforcement access when appropriate is not impossible as tech companies often argue.

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.”.

The Same FBI That Wants To Destroy Encryption Is Still Illegally Snooping on Americans

The Same FBI That Wants To Destroy Encryption Is Still Illegally Snooping on Americans

In the process of analyzing and reauthorizing the FBI's ability to engage in warrantless domestic surveillance under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, FISC Judge James Boasberg determined that on multiple occasions, FBI personnel were not properly restricting their searches and thereby violated the Fourth Amendment rights of American citizens.

DNS encryption and you! Why this isn’t an evil thing and why you need it in...

DNS encryption and you! Why this isn’t an evil thing and why you need it in...

Most people use Pi-hole as a way to block ads, but with an easy to use interface and the fact it can run on a cheap Raspberry Pi makes this an amazing first step in securing your homes DNS queries.

FBI director warns Facebook could become platform of 'child pornographers'

FBI director warns Facebook could become platform of 'child pornographers'

The Justice Department’s No. 2 official, who spoke after Wray, took a swipe at Apple Inc, which already uses end-to-end encryption on its messenger, saying the company reported only 43 tips to law enforcement last year about child exploitation.

US pushes Facebook for access to WhatsApp messages

US pushes Facebook for access to WhatsApp messages

In an open letter to the company, Attorney General William Barr states that the DOJ is concerned that Facebook’s encryption would be harmful to the investigation and prosecution of offenders of crimes like terrorism, extortion, and the sexual exploitation of children.

The Open Letter from the Governments of US, UK, and Australia to Facebook is An All-Out Attack on Encryption

The Open Letter from the Governments of US, UK, and Australia to Facebook is An All-Out Attack on Encryption

But the letter to Facebook goes much further: law enforcement and national security agencies in these three countries are asking for nothing less than access to every conversation that crosses every digital device.

Facebook encryption threatens public safety, say ministers

Facebook encryption threatens public safety, say ministers

The head of Facebook-owned WhatsApp Will Cathcart had previously posted on Hacker News: "End-to-end encryption protects that right for over a billion people every day.".It allows British law-enforcement agencies to demand from US tech firms data relating to terrorists, child-sexual abusers and other serious criminals.

US, UK and Australia urge Facebook to create backdoor access to encrypted messages

US, UK and Australia urge Facebook to create backdoor access to encrypted messages

The United States, United Kingdom and Australia plan to pressure Facebook to create a backdoor into its encrypted messaging apps that would allow governments to access the content of private communications, according to an open letter from top government officials to Mark Zuckerberg obtained by the Guardian.

Attorney General Bill Barr Will Ask Zuckerberg To Halt Plans For End-To-End Encryption Across Facebook's Apps

Attorney General Bill Barr Will Ask Zuckerberg To Halt Plans For End-To-End Encryption Across Facebook's Apps

Signed by Barr, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, acting US Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, and Australian Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton, the letter raises concerns that Facebook’s plan to build end-to-end encryption into its messaging apps will prevent law enforcement agencies from finding illegal activity conducted through Facebook, including child sexual exploitation, terrorism, and election meddling.

New treaty will allow UK to request data, not backdoor, from US social media companies like WhatsApp

New treaty will allow UK to request data, not backdoor, from US social media companies like WhatsApp

He clarified WhatsApp’s official stance on this treaty forcing WhatsApp to build a backdoor for UK use:.Even in the status quo scenario where WhatsApp’s encryption isn’t broken by the UK, the metadata that will be shared will still satisfy some of the wants and needs of law enforcement.

Carnegie Experts Should Know: Defending Encryption Isn't an "Absolutist" Position

Carnegie Experts Should Know: Defending Encryption Isn't an "Absolutist" Position

Unfortunately, the report begins with the premise that the “problem” to be solved is that law enforcement agencies sometimes can’t access encrypted devices, then suggests those who disagree with the premise hold “absolutist” positions.

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.

Beware the GHOST Protocol

Beware the GHOST Protocol

UK internet users and internet users around the world need to beware of the GHOST protocol.In Australia, an anti encryption bill that enables the government to ask for GHOST protocol-like access has passed and is just ripe for abuse.

Chinese Agencies 'Crack Telegram': A Timely Warning For End-To-End Encryption

Chinese Agencies 'Crack Telegram': A Timely Warning For End-To-End Encryption

Telegram, the secure messaging platform, is used by pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong as a means of keeping communications away from the prying eyes of the Chinese authorities.

Is Backdoor Encryption a 4th Amendment Violation?

Is Backdoor Encryption a 4th Amendment Violation?

If the government deems that it should have access to private communication for the sake of national security, it is likely that the same line of thought will then be applied to all tech products.

Sending encrypted data with sound

Sending encrypted data with sound

With this question in mind, let’s take a look at the properties of sound and how industry-standard encryption can be applied to acoustic data transfer to render it secure and safe from the risk of prying ears.

5 Encrypted Messaging Apps Doing A Better Job Than WhatsApp

5 Encrypted Messaging Apps Doing A Better Job Than WhatsApp

Loki Messenger is an open source and decentralized encrypted messaging service using blockchain technology to secure user data.The decentralized nature of blockchain technology allows the Loki Project to create a privacy suite enabling users to interact securely with the internet, encompassing encrypted messaging services, forums, online marketplaces and social media platforms.

GitHub - HarryJamesRobson/VernamTool: An encryption and decryption tool inspired by Vernam ciphers and one time pads.

GitHub - HarryJamesRobson/VernamTool: An encryption and decryption tool inspired by Vernam ciphers and one time pads.

An encryption and decryption tool inspired by Vernam ciphers and one time pads. August 3rd, 2019: This is my first ever Github repository. I'm 16 and obiously still learning and would really appreciate tips and advice. Any support is greatly appreciated.

Facebook could soon be snooping on your encrypted WhatsApp messages under plans to moderate content

Facebook could soon be snooping on your encrypted WhatsApp messages under plans to moderate content

Facebook revealed its plans to transfer content moderation from human-staffed data centres to on-device, AI-powered systems in a presentation at the firm's F8 annual developer conference on May 1, 2019.The proposed concept would appear to see content moderation executed on user messages directly within WhatsApp, prior to their encryption — with the filtering algorithms themselves being regularly updated from a central source.

UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand meet to discuss the “ghost protocol” aka built in encryption backdoors

UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand meet to discuss the “ghost protocol” aka built in encryption backdoors

Representatives from the UK, US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand recently finished a two day meeting in London where the countries renewed their commitment to seeking encryption backdoors from technology companies around the world. Private Internet Access continues to protest against government encroachment on tech companies and will never built in any encryption backdoors or ghost protocols.

DOJ and FBI Show No Signs of Correcting Past Untruths in Their New Attacks on Encryption

DOJ and FBI Show No Signs of Correcting Past Untruths in Their New Attacks on Encryption

Last week, Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray chose to spend some of their time giving speeches demonizing encryption and calling for the creation of backdoors to allow the government access to encrypted data.

'Five Eyes' security alliance calls for access to encrypted material

'Five Eyes' security alliance calls for access to encrypted material

“The Five Eyes are united that tech firms should not develop their systems and services, including end-to-end encryption, in ways that empower criminals or put vulnerable people at risk,” said British Home Secretary Priti Patel.

British spies want 'backdoor' access to encrypted Facebook and WhatsApp messages

British spies want 'backdoor' access to encrypted Facebook and WhatsApp messages

New Home Secretary Priti Patel, pictured last week in London, is having discussions with Britain's Five Eyes intelligence allies about combating cyber threats and having better access to encrypted messages.

The Encryption Debate Is Over - Dead At The Hands Of Facebook

The Encryption Debate Is Over - Dead At The Hands Of Facebook

Facebook’s model entirely bypasses the encryption debate by globalizing the current practice of compromising devices by building those encryption bypasses directly into the communications clients themselves and deploying what amounts to machine-based wiretaps to billions of users at once.

US Attorney General demands encryption backdoors at all costs and for you to just accept it

US Attorney General demands encryption backdoors at all costs and for you to just accept it

President Trump’s Attorney General, William Barr, has demanded the tech industry create encryption backdoors because he views encryption as a security risk. There isn’t any way for lawful access to exist without materially weakening the security provided by encryption.