Signal Foundation

By Brian Acton, -

Long before we knew that it would be called Signal, we knew what we wanted it to be. Instead of teaching the rest of the world cryptography, we wanted to see if we could develop cryptography that [...]

Global Coalition From Five Nations Demands “Five Eyes” Respect Encryption

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By Staff of RSF - “Massive surveillance operations conducted by the Five Eyes partnership inherently put the human rights of people around the world at risk. The joint communique commits to human [...]

Federal Employees Turn To Encryption To Privately Discuss New Boss Trump

By Kate Cox, -

By Kate Cox for Consumerist - Every new President brings a wave of change to D.C., but the first two weeks of the Trump administration have been busier and more controversial than usual — to put [...]

Black Lives Matter Joins Apple In Encryption Fight

By Joan McCarter, -

By Joan McCarter for Daily Kos - Civil rights groups have a profound and long-standing interest in law enforcement and the surveillance state, that's what has them joining Apple in its fight with [...]

What’s Really At Stake In The Apple Encryption Debate

By Julia Angwin, -

By Julia Angwin for Pro Publica - The FBI’s much-discussed request to Apple can seem innocuous: Help us extract six weeks of encrypted data from the locked iPhone of Syed Farook, an employee of [...]

NSA Targeted ‘The Two Leading’ Encryption Chips

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By Glenn Greenwald for The Intercept - On September 5, 2013, The Guardian, the New York Times and ProPublica jointly reported — based on documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden — that [...]

The Tech Policy Battles Of 2016

By Hamza Shaban, -

By Hamza Shaban for Buzz Feed News - Encryption, or encoding messages to prevent unwanted parties from snooping, is regarded as a crucial tool for communicating and doing business on the web. But [...]

Edward Snowden Urges Professionals To Encrypt Client Communications

By Alan Rusbridger and Ewen MacAskill, -

The NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has urged lawyers, journalists, doctors, accountants, priests and others with a duty to protect confidentiality to upgrade security in the wake of the spy [...]