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UK safety tech sees another year of growth, amidst backlash
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UK safety tech sees another year of growth, amidst backlash

Record investment in the sector has led to widespread implementation of safety measures, but rights groups and some experts still aren't convinced
2 Aug 2022
Zoom adds end-to-end encryption to Zoom Phone and Breakout Rooms
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Zoom adds end-to-end encryption to Zoom Phone and Breakout Rooms

Users will need to be on the same Zoom account for E2EE for Zoom Calls to work
22 Jul 2022
Meta begins encrypting Facebook URLs, nullifying tracking countermeasures
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privacy

Meta begins encrypting Facebook URLs, nullifying tracking countermeasures

The move has made URL stripping impossible but will improve analytics
19 Jul 2022
UK government puts Online Safety Bill 'on ice'
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Policy & legislation

UK government puts Online Safety Bill 'on ice'

Delaying the third reading until the autumn gives the next prime minister and digital secretary a chance to revise, or throw out, the legislation
14 Jul 2022
US unveils next-gen encryption tools to withstand quantum computing attacks
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Security

US unveils next-gen encryption tools to withstand quantum computing attacks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hopes to offer a variety of tools for quantum-proof encryption
7 Jul 2022
Online Safety Bill: Messaging apps 'forced to scan messages' for child abuse content in fresh amendment
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Policy & legislation

Online Safety Bill: Messaging apps 'forced to scan messages' for child abuse content in fresh amendment

Apps utilising end-to-end encryption would require backdoors or new mechanisms to allow user data to be scanned and passed on to authorities
6 Jul 2022
QuSecure launches industry-first 'quantum security as a service'
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QuSecure launches industry-first 'quantum security as a service'

The post-quantum cyber security solution is targeted at enterprises and ‌government entities
20 May 2022
BT and Toshiba address QKD concerns with new trial
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BT and Toshiba address QKD concerns with new trial

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) previously raised concerns of potential attacks
27 Apr 2022
Encryption battle plays out in Australian Parliament
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Encryption battle plays out in Australian Parliament

The opposition said that the government is “addicted to secrecy”
20 Apr 2022
What is Microsoft Pluton?
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Security

What is Microsoft Pluton?

A quick look at Microsoft's new approach to CPUs that promises to revolutionise Windows security
5 Apr 2022
Breaking end-to-end encryption would do more harm than good, warn IT professionals
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Breaking end-to-end encryption would do more harm than good, warn IT professionals

Two-thirds of IT specialists said restricting the use of this technology would have a negative impact on protecting society
29 Mar 2022
Avast to acquire identity services provider SecureKey
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cyber security

Avast to acquire identity services provider SecureKey

The acquisition will add to Avast’s privacy-focused identity product and services portfolio
24 Mar 2022
IBM launches multi-cloud key management service
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IBM launches multi-cloud key management service

Unified Key Orchestrator will control keys on cloud and on-premises environments
24 Mar 2022
How to secure business printers
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How to secure business printers

Your office printer is a juicy target for hackers, so what can you do to secure it?
17 Mar 2022
Encryption software market to hit $22.1 billion by 2026
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Encryption software market to hit $22.1 billion by 2026

The IT and telecommunications industries are expected to drive the demand
8 Mar 2022
How to encrypt files and folders in Windows 10
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How to encrypt files and folders in Windows 10

Here’s how to make your sensitive data unreadable to prying eyes
23 Feb 2022
100 million Samsung Galaxy devices vulnerable to cryptographic key hack
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100 million Samsung Galaxy devices vulnerable to cryptographic key hack

Widespread flaws in hardware-backed key management could enable hackers to bypass FIDO2 authentication
23 Feb 2022
FBI urges Olympic athletes to leave personal devices at home due to cyber risk
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Security

FBI urges Olympic athletes to leave personal devices at home due to cyber risk

The organisation has warned that threat actors could use a broad range of cyber activities, including DDoS or ransomware attacks, to disrupt the event
1 Feb 2022
White House issues memorandum to bolster national security systems
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cyber security

White House issues memorandum to bolster national security systems

Agencies must now implement multi-factor authentication within 180 days, along with encryption for data at rest and in transit
20 Jan 2022
IOC defends China Olympics app after 'devastating flaw' revealed
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Security

IOC defends China Olympics app after 'devastating flaw' revealed

The app may even be breaking Google and Apple’s app store policies when it comes to privacy, according to Citizen Lab
19 Jan 2022
The government’s anti-encryption campaign shows it’s learned nothing from the war on drugs
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The government’s anti-encryption campaign shows it’s learned nothing from the war on drugs

Criminalisation has almost always backfired through history, pushing illicit materials further into the hands of criminals
18 Jan 2022
US adds dozen Chinese tech companies to trade blacklist
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Policy & legislation

US adds dozen Chinese tech companies to trade blacklist

Decision was made due to concerns China could use the enterprises to break US encryption
25 Nov 2021
Meta delays product-wide end-to-end encryption rollout until 2023
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Meta delays product-wide end-to-end encryption rollout until 2023

The company wants to 'take its time' to implement the technology in a way that both protects privacy and prevents exposure to online harms
22 Nov 2021