Posts Tagged ‘encryption’

Encryption expert returns to Apple in wake of San Bernardino standoff

Encryption expert returns to Apple in wake of San Bernardino standoff

One of the cryptography world’s biggest names has returned to Apple. According to a Reuters report, former Silent Circle CTO Jon Callas is employed by Apple as of this month, working in an undisclosed capacity. (Reached by The Verge, Apple confirmed the news.) Callas is best known for his work on the pioneering PGP...

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In the Apple encryption fight, the FBI is now on China’s side

In the Apple encryption fight, the FBI is now on China’s side

As Apple filed its defense against the government on Monday, FBI Director James Comey was in Beijing, meeting with the head of China’s surveillance state. According to state media reports, Comey and Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun discussed ways to “deepen law enforcement and security cooperation.” It was a diplomatic meeting, trying to warm...

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$1M Turing Award winners advocate for encryption

$1M Turing Award winners advocate for encryption

By BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer’ NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s $ 1 million A.M. Turing Award goes to a pair of cryptographers whose ideas became the foundation for much of today’s Internet security. The Association for Computing Machinery said Tuesday that this year’s winners are Whitfield Diffie, a former chief security officer...

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Facebook and Twitter join Apple’s side in encryption battle

Facebook and Twitter join Apple’s side in encryption battle

Both Facebook and Twitter joined the growing number of tech companies standing in solidarity with Apple over its decision to fight a court order demanding it help the FBI break into the iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. Less than 24 hours earlier, it was Google backing up Apple over the government’s overreach...

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Paris attacks reignite debate over encryption practices by Apple, Google, Facebook — basically, all tech companies

Paris attacks reignite debate over encryption practices by Apple, Google, Facebook — basically, all tech companies

The terrorist attacks on Paris have reignited the debate over the use of encryption in everyday communications, pitting companies like Apple, Google and Facebook against efforts by law enforcement agencies to detect terrorist threats and track down possible attackers. Continue reading… The Verge – All Posts

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Northrop Grumman receives contract for encryption devices

Northrop Grumman receives contract for encryption devices

Ryan MaassWASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) — Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $ 99.9 million contract to deliver KGV-72 Type-1 Programmable Encryption Devices. Top News – UPI.com

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