#encryption

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Scientists made the first 'unhackable' quantum video call

Following extensive testing earlier this year, China has now deployed its quantum communications work in the form of the first ever quantum-safe video call.

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Google's A.I. Just Taught Itself How to Use Encryption

Google researchers tasked A.I. systems with keeping their communications private -- so they taught themselves encryption.

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Facebook Messenger adds end-to-end encryption in a bid to become your primary messaging app | TechCrunch

Facebook Messenger wants to be your primary messaging app. As people become more and more concerned about security, being the best messaging app means being..

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Apple says investigators ruined best way to access terrorist data - CNET

A backup feature might have provided the FBI with a way to access data from the iPhone of a San Bernardino terrorist. But a change to the Apple iCloud password foiled that idea.

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Apple Unlocked iPhones for the Feds 70 Times Before - The Daily Beast

A 2015 court case shows the tech giant was willing to play ball with the government before—and is only stopping now because it might ‘tarnish the Apple brand.’

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NSA chief: ‘Paris would not have happened’ without encrypted apps

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers warns that encryption is making it “much more difficult” for the agency to intercept the communications of terrorist groups like the Islamic State, citing November’s Paris attacks as a case where

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After Paris, Encryption Will Be a Key Issue in the 2016 Race | WIRED

As the world reels from the Paris attacks, presidential candidates and tech companies will be forced to face questions on encryption with new urgency.

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Hacking Tools: PITA uses radio waves to steal encryption keys | BGR

Just when you thought you were safe, a new hacking toy comes along and rocks your world. Imagine a tool exists that lets hackers pluck encryption keys from your laptop right out of the air. You can't stop it by connecting to protected Wi-Fi networks or e

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How the NSA's Firmware Hacking Works and Why It's So Unsettling | WIRED

One of the most shocking parts of the recently discovered spying network Equation Group is its mysterious module designed to reprogram or reflash a computer hard drive’s firmware with malicious code. The Kaspersky researchers who uncovered this said its