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.
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.
It's relatively easy for the National Security Agency's spooks to break outdated Web encryption after vacuuming up data from fiber taps, cryptographers say.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.
Fake wallpaper apps turned phones into bots for the power- and computationally intensive process of producing crypto-currency, a mobile security firm warns.
The troubled Bitcoin exchange, which claims to have lost nearly $500 million in the crypto-currency to theft, wins a brief reprieve from a pair of US lawsuits.
The country will outline its plans to manage the crypto-currency later this week, and could limit banks' handling of it.
The troubled Bitcoin exchange withdraws amid a dispute with the crypto-currency's managing organization over an alleged Bitcoin bug.
Troubled exchange says it has developed a workaround for a glitch in how the crypto-currency handles transactions.