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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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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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Bitcoin-mining malware reportedly found on Google Play

Fake wallpaper apps turned phones into bots for the power- and computationally intensive process of producing crypto-currency, a mobile security firm warns.

By April 24, 2014

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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It's relatively easy for the National Security Agency's spooks to break outdated Web encryption after vacuuming up data from fiber taps, cryptographers say.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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Mt. Gox wins temporary bankruptcy protection in US

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.

By March 10, 2014

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Japan's response to Mt. Gox Bitcoin mess: Taxes, report says

The country will outline its plans to manage the crypto-currency later this week, and could limit banks' handling of it.

By March 5, 2014

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Mt. Gox resigns from Bitcoin Foundation Board

The troubled Bitcoin exchange withdraws amid a dispute with the crypto-currency's managing organization over an alleged Bitcoin bug.

By February 23, 2014

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Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox plans to resume withdrawals soon

Troubled exchange says it has developed a workaround for a glitch in how the crypto-currency handles transactions.

By February 17, 2014