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What are privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs)?
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privacy

What are privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs)?

As businesses need to consider privacy now more than ever, privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) are gaining traction
12 Jan 2023
WhatsApp to combat internet blackouts with proxy server support
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WhatsApp to combat internet blackouts with proxy server support

The newest version of the communication platform offers a new way to bypass state-imposed internet limitations, but concerns remain over IP visibility
6 Jan 2023
Apple steps up user security with end-to-end encryption for iCloud
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Apple steps up user security with end-to-end encryption for iCloud

Apple’s new data protection feature comes as users contend with an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape
8 Dec 2022
Qatar World Cup apps prompt digital privacy warnings from regulators
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Security

Qatar World Cup apps prompt digital privacy warnings from regulators

European regulators have voiced serious concerns over the permissions required by apps Ehteraz and Hayya
17 Nov 2022
Office 365's encryption feature can be easily hacked, warns WithSecure
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Office 365's encryption feature can be easily hacked, warns WithSecure

Researchers advise enterprises to move away from Office 365 Message Encryption, claiming its messages can be decrypted without a key
19 Oct 2022
The best TeamViewer alternatives
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The best TeamViewer alternatives

These remote desktop software tools are feature-packed TeamViewer alternatives that can help you save money
11 Oct 2022
GSMA partners with IBM, Vodafone on Post-Quantum Telco Network Taskforce
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Network & Internet

GSMA partners with IBM, Vodafone on Post-Quantum Telco Network Taskforce

The three organisations will work together to create a roadmap to implement quantum-safe networking
30 Sep 2022
SES, ESA and European Commission partner on satellite-based quantum cryptography system
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SES, ESA and European Commission partner on satellite-based quantum cryptography system

The project will determine the course of EAGLE-1, which may launch as early as 2024
22 Sep 2022
Signal hires former Google manager Meredith Whittaker as first president
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Business operations

Signal hires former Google manager Meredith Whittaker as first president

An outspoken critic of the dangers of AI, Whittaker promises to keep Signal users out of tech giants' "surveillant gaze"
6 Sep 2022
How quantum computing could change cyber security
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How quantum computing could change cyber security

The huge leap in computing performance from quantum computing poses a threat to traditional security, but there are steps you can take to guard agains…
1 Sep 2022
How will the Online Safety Bill change the tech industry?
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Policy & legislation

How will the Online Safety Bill change the tech industry?

The landmark legislation will affect 25,000 companies, and is among the first laws directly regulating the business practices of tech giants
16 Aug 2022
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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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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Avast to acquire identity services provider SecureKey

The acquisition will add to Avast’s privacy-focused identity product and services portfolio
24 Mar 2022