WhatsApp End-to-End Encryption Good for Society, Says Facebook’s Kent

HIGHLIGHTS It helps people communicate securely and safely: Gail Kent Kent admitted that WhatsApp does collect limited personal information WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum reportedly quit over “weakening encryption” A week after WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum resigned, reportedly over “data privacy” concerns and weakening encryption, a Facebook executive has touted the instant messaging app’s “end-to-end encryption” feature saying … Read more WhatsApp End-to-End Encryption Good for Society, Says Facebook’s Kent

FBI Says It Couldn’t Access Nearly 7,000 Mobile Devices Because of Encryption

The FBI hasn’t been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover encrypted communications. In the first 11 months … Read more FBI Says It Couldn’t Access Nearly 7,000 Mobile Devices Because of Encryption

Germany Gets Criticised by Web Giants Over Encryption Plans

Germany faces criticism from some of the web’s biggest names over plans to weaken encrypted communication and fine social media sites for hate speech. The Internet Society, which represents tech giants, academia and nonprofit organisations, says giving law enforcement “back doors” to break encryption is a bad idea. Its CEO, Kathy Brown, says encryption was … Read more Germany Gets Criticised by Web Giants Over Encryption Plans

Trump, tech leaders avoided encryption and surveillance talk at summit

A Wednesday summit between some of the most powerful people in technology and U.S. president-elect Donald Trump covered a wide ground but avoided discussion on two of the biggest issues facing the industry: the use of encryption and government surveillance. Trump’s team called the meeting the start of “a conversation and partnership in order to … Read more Trump, tech leaders avoided encryption and surveillance talk at summit

The best messaging apps with end-to-end encryption

There is a growing consciousness about the desire to keep one’s messages private. Some are concerned about hackers, or worry about the government spying on them, but most people just agree with the general principle that what you say in your chat conversations ought to stay between you and the people you chat with. It’s … Read more The best messaging apps with end-to-end encryption