UK Home secretary Amber Rudd faced a barrage of criticism after she warned social media and companies to break encryption.
End-to-end encrypted messaging platform Wire is targeting Slack’s territory with a new messaging for teams product, called Teams.
Russia’s State Duma on Friday unanimously passed a bill that would oblige Internet providers to block websites that offer VPN services.
Australian PM Calls for End-to-End Encryption Ban, Says the Laws of Mathematics Don’t Apply Down Under
“The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia”, said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today. He has been rightly mocked for this nonsense claim, that foreshadows moves to require online messaging providers to provide law enforcement with back door access to encrypted messages.
“As Elites Switch to Texting, Watchdogs Fear Loss of Accountability“, says a headline in today’s New York Times. The story describes a rising concern among rule enforcers and compliance officers: Secure messaging apps like WhatsApp, Signal and Confide are making inroads among lawmakers, corporate executives and other prominent communicators.
Members of the media and some politicians are near-constantly talking about accessing terrorist communications, but are ignoring one of the most viable solutions.
A mandated ‘back door’ to our electronic devices is essentially a built-in vulnerability and there is no way to ensure that only the good guys will exploit it.
Heads of the intelligence services of Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States – the “Five Eyes” alliance – met in Ottawa. The Australian delegation entered the meeting saying publicly that they intended to “thwart the encryption of terrorist messaging.”
Oz AG to discuss “ongoing challenges posed by terrorists and criminals using encryption.”
Privacy as the default setting is one of the “seven foundational principles” of privacy by design, a concept developed back in the ’90s. PbD has been widely recognized in the business environment and subsequently became part of various legal frameworks.