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Snowden: 'I never thought I'd be saved' after NSA leaks

Speaking via an internet feed at San Diego Comic-Con, the former intelligence contractor talks about the aftermath of his bombshell disclosures on US government surveillance.

By July 22, 2016


Snowden designed an iPhone case: Guess what it does

The NSA whistleblower is presenting a new gadget at the MIT Media Lab that'll keep your iPhone from spying on you.

By July 21, 2016


Facebook Messenger adds end-to-end encryption

Facebook calls the feature "secret conversations" and it is now available to a select few users.

By July 8, 2016


Facebook adds encryption to Messenger (CNET Update)

The new "secret conversations" feature means chats should be secure between two people.

By July 8, 2016


Facebook Messenger will soon have secret, encrypted conversations

Facebook is testing end-to-end encryption for messages that also have the ability to self-destruct after a set length of time. Now you see it, now you don't.

By July 8, 2016


Facebook may add end-to-end encryption to Messenger

However, tighter privacy may come at the expense of artificial intelligence features the social network is building into the chat app, the Guardian reports.

By May 31, 2016


Capitol Hill push for encryption back doors looks dead in the water

The legislation that would make tech companies crack their own encryption has lost support, according to a report citing congressional sources.

By May 27, 2016


Apple rehires security and encryption expert

The Mac and iPhone maker rehires Jon Callas, who co-founded PGP and Silent Circle, two well-known firms devoted to secure communications.

By May 24, 2016


FBI expects more legal actions over encrypted devices

The bureau will continue to fight to access encrypted phones as part of its war on terrorism, says FBI Director James Comey.

By May 12, 2016


India claims to have tool to defeat iPhone encryption

The country's communications and IT minister says the government has a forensics tool that can handle smartphones, including Apple's.

By May 9, 2016