In an open letter, more than 50 luminaries in computer science, cryptography, and security join together to decry reported efforts by the agency to undermine encryption and network security.
Likening government surveillance to malware, Microsoft's general counsel says the company is taking steps to protect the privacy of online communications.
Sikur's phone, running a locked-down Android derivative, enables encrypted communications. It's one of several arriving at Mobile World Congress.
The man is suspected of being the mastermind behind the GameOver Zeus botnet, which was used by cybercriminals to steal more than $100 million.
But under federal law, health insurance companies don't have to encrypt user data.
Cybercriminals are making their attacks personal, remotely locking your computers and smartphones until you pay a hefty ransom.
It's relatively easy for the National Security Agency's spooks to break outdated Web encryption after vacuuming up data from fiber taps, cryptographers say. But Facebook is still using it.
Many large Web companies have failed to adopt a decades-old encryption technology to safeguard confidential user communications. Google is a rare exception, and Facebook is about to follow suit.
To stop terrorists and other criminals, cell phones should have encryption backdoors to enable US government surveillance, argues FBI Director James Comey.
The venture capitalist has been tweeting up a storm, sharing his thoughts on everything from startups to activist shareholders. In an exclusive interview, Andreessen offers his take on the Apple Watch, bitcoin and dot-com blunders.