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crypto

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Crypto, security, comp-sci specialists speak out on NSA

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.

By January 24, 2014

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Microsoft to fight Internet snooping with stronger crypto

Likening government surveillance to malware, Microsoft's general counsel says the company is taking steps to protect the privacy of online communications.

By December 4, 2013

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Facebook's outmoded Web crypto opens door to NSA spying

It's relatively easy for the National Security Agency's spooks to break outdated Web encryption after vacuuming up data from fiber taps, cryptographers say.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.

By June 28, 2013

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Data, meet spies: The unfinished state of Web crypto

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.

By June 26, 2013

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Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities -- even though that wasn't its creators' intention.

By September 7, 2014

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UK government review looks for Bitcoin's role in British business

The UK government says it will assess the benefits and risks of unregulated digital currencies, a move which one expert says is a play to siphon investment and jobs away from the US and other markets.

By August 6, 2014

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BlackBerry ups mobile security ante with Secusmart buy

BlackBerry's acquisition of German software firm Secusmart aims to secure voice and data and put better mobile security in every president and chancellor's hand.

By July 29, 2014

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​Microsoft flips switch on new webmail encryption

Following a Google report about Web-based email that raised questions about Microsoft's encryption efforts, Microsoft unveils major encryption milestones, including the use of TLS.

By July 1, 2014

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Bitcoin gets buy-in from Newegg, the tech-focused retailer

To follow the desires of its tech-savvy customers, electronics company Newegg starts accepting payments in the virtual currency. Bonus: lower transaction costs, better international sales supports.

By July 1, 2014

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Bitcoin security platform BitGo raises $12M in funding

Silicon Valley investors back the security startup, which aims to safeguard user accounts with a multi-signature wallet.

By June 16, 2014