Open WhisperSystems' TextSecure update takes some cues from WhatsApp's functionality, but more importantly it frees messaging from traditional SMS networks while still sending messages between phones.
The search giant steps up the pace on an encryption plan to protect information in transit between its data centers.
A flaw in software that's widely used to secure Web communications means that passwords and other highly sensitive data could be exposed. Some say they've already found hundreds of Yahoo passwords.
Web portal now using 2,048-bit encryption keys to protect e-mail users' communication.
Password Pad is a simple text editor that lets you password protect files on Macs and iOS devices.
Microsoft's top lawyer says the software behemoth is "alarmed" by recent revelations about government spying and has pledged to ratchet up its encryption.
The iPhone and iPad maker on Friday issued a fix for its mobile devices, but left its Mac lineup unpatched. But not for long, Apple says.
Four years after Google turned on HTTPS by default in Gmail, and less than a year since the Edward Snowden document leaks, Google removes your ability to opt out of encryption.
Find out how your password security can be compromised, and how to create and manage secure passwords.
The Web standards group is going ahead with its Encrypted Media Extensions technology despite some opposition, arguing it's a step in the right direction.