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WhatsApp presses ahead with privacy changes despite backlash
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privacy

WhatsApp presses ahead with privacy changes despite backlash

The news of the update resulted in millions of new downloads for rival services Telegram and Signal
19 Feb 2021
Apple fixes macOS Big Sur bug that caused irretrievable data loss
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bugs

Apple fixes macOS Big Sur bug that caused irretrievable data loss

The macOS upgrade installer failed to check if you had enough free space available, causing major issues if you didn’t
17 Feb 2021
Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition
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Careers & training

Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition

Over 37,000 girls have taken part in the challenge since 2017
12 Feb 2021
FTC finalizes settlement with Zoom
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encryption

FTC finalizes settlement with Zoom

Failure to comply could bring financial penalties
2 Feb 2021
What is public key infrastructure (PKI)?
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Security

What is public key infrastructure (PKI)?

This technology can help secure data using a number of components
12 Jan 2021
What is AES encryption?
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Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

What is AES encryption?

AES is one of the most widely used encryption protocols, but where did it come from and how does it work?
5 Jan 2021
UK gov could block Facebook plans for end-to-end encryption
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encryption

UK gov could block Facebook plans for end-to-end encryption

Privacy groups warn the Home Office to not "facilitate crime by making personal security harder"
9 Dec 2020
Cloud storage: How secure are Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud and OneDrive?
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cloud security

Cloud storage: How secure are Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud and OneDrive?

Each of these popular cloud platforms boasts robust security - but which does it best?
20 Nov 2020
Google to test end-to-end encryption following global RCS rollout
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Security

Google to test end-to-end encryption following global RCS rollout

Only 1:1 messages will be automatically protected as part of the trial
20 Nov 2020
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
17 Nov 2020
Cloud storage: How secure are Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, and iCloud?
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cloud security

Cloud storage: How secure are Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, and iCloud?

Each of these popular cloud platforms boasts robust security - but which does it best?
17 Nov 2020
IBM and AMD partner on AI and confidential computing
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open source

IBM and AMD partner on AI and confidential computing

The partnership will expand on open source software and frameworks to create better security for hybrid cloud
12 Nov 2020
Zoom settles with the FTC over 'deceptive' encryption claims
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Security

Zoom settles with the FTC over 'deceptive' encryption claims

Video conferencing firm's security practices "didn't line up with its promises", regulators say
10 Nov 2020
EU inches closer to ban on end-to-end encryption
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encryption

EU inches closer to ban on end-to-end encryption

Leaked document suggests EU wants "balance" between robust security and ease of access for law enforcement
9 Nov 2020
Zoom starts rolling out end-to-end encryption for all users
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encryption

Zoom starts rolling out end-to-end encryption for all users

A technical preview is available now, but Zoom has warned that it will block certain functions such as cloud recording and live transcription
27 Oct 2020
iPhone 12 poses potential security risk for WhatsApp users
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Security

iPhone 12 poses potential security risk for WhatsApp users

Transferring messages to your new iPhone 12 may compromise WhatApp’s most important feature
19 Oct 2020
Five Eyes nations demand encryption 'backdoors' by-design
encryption

Five Eyes nations demand encryption 'backdoors' by-design

Tech companies are being urged to implement encryption-bypassing systems into their services by default
12 Oct 2020
Mozilla finally shuts down Firefox Send
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malware

Mozilla finally shuts down Firefox Send

Service abandoned after it was exploited by hackers to spread malware
18 Sep 2020
IT Pro Live: The future of encryption
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encryption

IT Pro Live: The future of encryption

AI and quantum ccomputing could be about to change the face of security forever
1 Sep 2020
NordLocker encryption heads to the cloud
encryption

NordLocker encryption heads to the cloud

Secure your files on your device and the cloud with just a drag and drop
21 Aug 2020
To encrypt, or not to encrypt: What is the regulation?
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Whitepaper

To encrypt, or not to encrypt: What is the regulation?

Secure compliance with the right mix of technology and information
17 Jul 2020
IT Pro 20/20: A quantum leap for security
cyber security

IT Pro 20/20: A quantum leap for security

The sixth issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at the state of cyber security in 2020 and beyond
30 Jun 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: The secrets of confidential computing
encryption

The IT Pro Podcast: The secrets of confidential computing

What is confidential computing, and how can it help protect organisations?
26 Jun 2020