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    looking for free data encryption app

    I am looking for free data encryption app. So far my searches have turned up articles that describe non-free apps and network/email encryption. All I want is a easy to use data encryption app.
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    Is my old data encrypted after FRP was passed?

    One of my friends had his phone robbed. Since he's unemployed and I wanted a new phone, I decided to give my phone to him and buy a new one. The problem here is: this friend of mine is really good with tech, and I have bank passwords, important and private conversations, images etc on this...
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    Android Nougat includes new and improved encryption features

    With security risks and public understanding on the rise, Google decided to up the ante with encryption on Android 7.0 Nougat. The latest software includes default encryption of emails and text messages when stored locally on your device.
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    Google says they are encrypting 97 percent of YouTube's traffic

    Google has been working harder and harder on encryption across all of their products and services. In an announcement earlier today, the company detailed that they are now encrypting 97% of YouTube's traffic. The reason why it's not at 100% right now is because some devices don't support modern...
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    Facebook Messenger beta prepares for Secret Conversations

    Facebook's Secret Conversations feature -- which is encrypted messaging -- seems to be coming along well. Signs of the feature have started showing up in the beta version of Facebook Messenger, however the feature isn't yet functional. Secret Conversations allow you and one other person to have...
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    You can change Android's encryption password without changing the lock screen password with root

    By default, Android's encryption password is tied to your lock screen pin code/password and this generally means your encryption password isn't as secure as it should be (since most people generally use a short pin code or password). However, Mishaal of XDA-Developers has discovered a way to...
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    Google engineer explains why he thinks Allo should have end-to-end encryption enabled by default

    Google's new messaging app, Allo, has been catching a bit of heat since its introduction due to the lack of privacy controls built into the backend of the service. At this time, Allo will not end to end encryption enabled by default due to the integration with Google Assistant. A Google...
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    Google's Allo app will not have end-to-end encryption enabled by default

    While there will be an option to enable this feature within the settings, end-to-end encryption will not be enabled by default in Google's upcoming messaging app, Allo. Interestingly enough, the co-leader of Google's product security team wishes it was enabled by default. However, executives...
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    John McAfee claims to have found a 'serious flaw in the Android architecture'

    According to John McAfee, there's a "serious flaw in the Android architecture." We're not so sure we believe him. To promote his story, McAfee wanted to send reporters phone with pre-install keylogging software to convince them that he was reading encrypted WhatsApp messages. McAfee claims that...
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    The FBI reportedly paid at least $1.3 million so they could hack into the San Bernardino iPhone

    Want to know where your hard earned money is going after you pay your taxes? FBI director James Comey recently said they paid more than he would make in the seven years and four months to unlock the phone. Reuters did the math and that comes out to at least $1.3 million.
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    Police think Google and Apple should censor encryption apps

    The encryption debate is ramping up quickly. Law enforcement has come up with another idea that would help shut down encryption: force Google and Apple to ban encryption apps from their app stores. While the feasibility of something like that isn't yet clear, it's a strong suggestion that won't...
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    Google, Apple, Facebook and more express deep concerns about encryption bill

    Apple, Google and Facebook -- among other top tech companies -- have all written an open letter to Dianne Fernstein and Richard Burr. The 2 US senators have proposed a bill that would essentially ban encryption practices across the United States.
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    U.S. Cellular partners with TigerText to offer its customers secure messaging

    Encryption is the name of the game nowadays and US Cellular's latest partnership will give its customers a chance to encrypt their messages with the wireless service. We're told that U.S. Cellular customers can access TigerText's secure and private network directly from their smartphones, and...
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    BlackBerry CEO John Chen writes a blog post that talks about cooperating with law enforcement

    Last week it was revealed that the RCMP(Royal Canadian Mounted Police) has decrypted over a million encrypted BlackBerry messages. John Chen wrote a blog post to address these reports and while he doesn't confirm or deny that BlackBerry gave the RCMP the encryption keys for those messages, he...
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    Apple and the FBI are going to debate encryption in front of Congress next week

    The case about the San Bernardino iPhone may be over, but the debate about encryption certainly is not. A hearing called Deciphering the Debate Over Encryption: Industry and Law Enforcement Perspectives is happening on April 19th at 10am ET and you'll be able to watch a livestream of the...
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    Canadian Police has owned Blackberry decryption keys since 2010

    A new report from Vice News reveals Canadian police have owned the global decryption key for Blackberry devices since 2010. The key can give law enforcement access to the information on almost any Blackberry device they want. It's not known if Blackberry offered this key or if Canadian officials...
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    The Senate drafts an encryption bill called the “Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016”

    It's no secret that the government doesn't want anymore issues with trying to gain access to encrypted devices again. In response to the Apple incident, the Senate has drafted a bill that they're calling the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016. This bill would legally force companies to...
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    WhatsApp enables end-to-end encryption for all forms of comnunication

    WhatsApp made a pretty huge announcement today: the company has enabled end-to-end encryption for all users of their app, no matter which method they're using to communicate, no matter who they're communicating with, no matter how many people they're communicating with, and no matter which...
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    The DoJ asks the courts to vacate tomorrow's hearing with Apple

    The Department of Justice has just filed a vacate document with the courts to cancel(or just postpone) their court hearing with Apple that was scheduled for tomorrow. It seems the FBI was able to get in touch with some hackers that showed them their method of hacking into the iPhone 5c. If it...
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    WhatsApp will reportedly add end-to-end encryption for voice calls and group chats

    While nothing is confirmed yet, it's being reported that WhatsApp is working to add end-to-end encryption for both its voice calls and group chats.
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    Amazon reverses course on encryption for its Fire tablets

    Just days after Amazon stated that it would be removing encryption in Fire OS 5, Amazon has reversed course and announced an update would be rolled out in the Spring which would allow for devices to be encrypted once again.
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    A hacker could extract crypto keys from some Android and iOS devices using a $2 magnetic probe

    Researchers found a non-invasive way to extract the cryptographic keys used to protect Bitcoin wallets, Apple Pay accounts, and other high-value assets. All it takes is a $2 magnetic probe held next to the device, or an improvised USB adapter connected to the phone's USB cable, and a USB sound...
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    Big names in the tech industry join together to file an amicus brief in support of Apple

    A lot of the companies siding with Apple are direct competitors to them, or to each other, but that isn't stopping them from coming together to protect consumer data. Companies like Amazon.com, Box, Cisco, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, Mozilla, Nest Labs, Pinterest, Slack, Snapchat...
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    Without publicly backing Apple, Samsung says creating a backdoor would undermine consumer trust

    Samsung has finally made an official statement about the whole Apple encryption debacle. The company hasn't publicly backed Apple and they aren't filing an amicus brief like other tech companies are. Still, they have come out and said consumer privacy is extremely important and that backdoors...
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    Encryption will no longer be an option on Amazon's Fire OS 5

    Encryption is a very hot topic nowadays and we've seen tech company after tech company join the side of Apple as they battle it out with the FBI. Today though, Amazon has made a surprising mode and has removed the encryption feature from its Fire OS 5 operating system.