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Australia using new decryption powers even before planned review

Feb 08, 2019 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) The Australian Federal Police reveals agents have already used the new decryption law while investigating drug trafficking and child exploitation cases

How governments are cracking down on encryption and anonymity

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression reports on how governments have cracked down on two key elements to expression in the digital age from 2015 to 2018

ENCRYPTED MESSAGING. The report praises the end-to-end encryption of some messaging apps, encouraging all messaging app makers to implement the technology as a default and to keep improving them. Image from Open Whisper Systems.


Dutch police hack into 'uncrackable' Blackberry

Jan 13, 2016 - 11:56 PM

The Netherlands Forensic Institute NFI breaks into Blackberries equipped with the Pretty Good Privacy PGP encryption program

BLACKBERRY ACCESS. A man uses his Blackberry mobile device to write a text message in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, January 17, 2014. File Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Canadians' tax data stolen in Heartbleed breach

Apr 14, 2014 - 11:52 PM

Approximately 900 social insurance numbers were removed from CRA systems by someone exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability

HEARTBLEED. The Heartbleed OpenSSL flaw can expose people's information without any trace of a security breach. Heartbleed graphic from Heartbleed.com

'Heartbleed' OpenSSL flaw puts encrypted data in danger

Apr 09, 2014 - 8:58 AM

A flaw in OpenSSL a cryptographic software library that provides encryption for many sites and services lets attackers steal data from working memory on computer servers

HEARTBLEED. The Heartbleed OpenSSL flaw can expose people's information without any trace of a security breach. Heartbleed graphic from Heartbleed.com