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Shutdown makes dozens of .gov websites insecure due to expired TLS certificates

Shutdown makes dozens of .gov websites insecure due to expired TLS certificates The US government shutdown is causing trouble in internet security. As the shutdown enters day 22, dozens of government websites have been rendered insecure or inaccessible due to expired transport layer security (TLS) certificates. The post Shutdown makes …

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How to choose and use an encrypted messaging app – TechCrunch

How to choose and use an encrypted messaging app – TechCrunch Text messaging has been around since the dawn of cellular technology, and sparked its own unique language. But it’s time to put sending regular SMS messages out to pasture. If you have an iPhone, you’re already on your way. …

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The most common forms of censorship the public doesn’t know about – TechCrunch

The most common forms of censorship the public doesn’t know about – TechCrunch Justin Kosslyn Contributor Justin Kosslyn is the chief product manager at Jigsaw, a unit within Alphabet that uses technology to address global security issues. Amid all the discussion today about online threats, from censorship to surveillance to …

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US intelligence community says quantum computing and artificial intelligence pose an ’emerging threat’ to national security – TechCrunch

US intelligence community says quantum computing and artificial intelligence pose an ’emerging threat’ to national security – TechCrunch It’s not often you can put nuclear weapons, terrorism and climate change on the same list as quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, but the U.S. government believes all …

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US tech giants decry Australia’s ‘deeply flawed’ new anti-encryption law – TechCrunch

US tech giants decry Australia’s ‘deeply flawed’ new anti-encryption law – TechCrunch A group of U.S. tech giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, have collectively denounced the new so-called “anti-encryption” law passed by the Australian parliament last week. The bill was passed less than a day after the ruling coalition …

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Encryption-busting law passed in Australia may have global privacy implications

Encryption-busting law passed in Australia may have global privacy implications Controversial laws have been passed in Australia which oblige tech companies to allow the police to access encrypted messages, undermining the privacy of encryption with potentially global effects. The post Encryption-busting law passed in Australia may have global privacy implications …

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Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive opposition – TechCrunch

Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive opposition – TechCrunch Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giants struck a deal to pass the legislation. The bill, in short, grants Australian police greater powers to …

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GCHQ’s not-so-smart idea to spy on encrypted messaging apps is branded ‘absolute madness’ – TechCrunch

GCHQ’s not-so-smart idea to spy on encrypted messaging apps is branded ‘absolute madness’ – TechCrunch Nobody wants to be a third wheel. Unless you’re a British spy. Two of the most senior officials at British eavesdropping agency GCHQ say one way that law enforcement could access encrypted messages is to simply …

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ACLU asks court to release a secret order forcing Facebook to wiretap Messenger – TechCrunch

ACLU asks court to release a secret order forcing Facebook to wiretap Messenger – TechCrunch Earlier this year, the U.S. government tried to force Facebook to secretly recode its Messenger app to allow the feds to listen into an encrypted, real-time voice call on suspected members associated with the notorious …

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Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future – TechCrunch

Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future – TechCrunch William (“Whurley”) Hurley Contributor William Hurley, commonly known as whurley, is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age. He is currently chairing the …

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