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Google confirms some of its own services are now getting blocked in Russia over the Telegram ban – TechCrunch

Google confirms some of its own services are now getting blocked in Russia over the Telegram ban – TechCrunch A shower of paper airplanes darted through the skies of Moscow and other towns in Russia today, as users answered the call of entrepreneur Pavel Durov to send the blank missives out …

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Can data science save social media? – TechCrunch

Can data science save social media? – TechCrunch Bob Ackerman Jr. Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of Allegis Capital, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a startup “studio” for fledgling cyber startups staffed by former government technology innovators and cybersecurity …

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France to move ministers off Telegram, WhatsApp over security fears – TechCrunch

France to move ministers off Telegram, WhatsApp over security fears – TechCrunch The French government has said it intends to move to using its own encrypted messaging service this summer, over concerns of the risks that foreign entities could spy on officials using popular encrypted apps such as Telegram and …

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Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys – TechCrunch

Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys – TechCrunch The Russian state telecommunication regulator has began blocking Telegram as expected. This comes after the messaging company refused to give Russian security services encryption keys. The service is expected to be blocked within the coming hours. According …

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Telegram hit with block in Russia over encryption – TechCrunch

Telegram hit with block in Russia over encryption – TechCrunch A Russian court has ordered a block on access to the Telegram messaging app — with the block coming into force immediately, according to the BBC. The messaging platform has been under pressure to hand over encryption keys to Russian …

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Telegram app is a favorite of Kremlin officials, but Russia wants to block it

Telegram, the encrypted messaging app, is popular with Kremlin politicians because it’s a secure method of communications. Russian security, however, wants backdoor access and is threatening to block the app entirely. The post Telegram app is a favorite of Kremlin officials, but Russia wants to block it appeared first on …

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Grindr sends HIV status to third parties, and some personal data unencrypted – TechCrunch

Hot on the heels of last week’s security issues, dating app Grindr is under fire again for inappropriate sharing of HIV status with advertisers and inadequate security on other personal data transmission. It’s not a good look for a company that says privacy is paramount. Norwegian research outfit SINTEF analyzed …

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Inquiry finds FBI sued Apple to unlock phone without considering all options – TechCrunch

The Office of the Inspector General has issued its report on the circumstances surrounding the FBI’s 2016 lawsuit attempting to force Apple to unlock an iPhone as part of a criminal investigation. While it stops short of saying the FBI was untruthful in its justification of going to court, the report …

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The web will soon be a little safer with the approval of this new security standard – TechCrunch

Hear that? It’s almost as if thousands of spooks and hackers suddenly cried out at once… The Internet Engineers Task Force has just unanimously approved a security framework that will make encrypted connections on the web faster and more resistant to snooping. It’s called Transport Layer Security version 1.3, and …

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How to password protect a PDF

If you need to learn how to password protect a PDF, you have come to the right place. This guide will walk you through the process of protecting your documents step by step, whether you’re running a MacOS or Windows machine. The post How to password protect a PDF appeared …

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