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FBI asks Meta to not implement end-to-end encryption, says it will make its job harder

'A purposeful design choice that degrades safety systems and weakens the ability to keep child users safe.'

On Apr 20, 2023 by Jacob Seitz

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WhatsApp, Signal threaten to end service in U.K. if Online Safety Bill passes

The companies urged the UK government to 'urgently rethink' its legislation.

On Apr 18, 2023 by Jacob Seitz

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EU’s plan to scan phones for child abuse material is even more invasive than Apple’s disastrous idea

'This document is the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen.'

On May 12, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Congress barrels forward with EARN IT Act, determined to end encrypted messaging online

Critics are warning that the bill could threaten encryption, free expression online.

On Feb 10, 2022 by Andrew Wyrich

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Hundreds arrested after using ‘encrypted’ messaging app backdoored by the FBI

Operation Trojan Shield has already led to the arrest of 800 suspects in 16 countries.

On Jun 8, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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Sex trafficking survivor blasts Facebook encryption plans for endangering children

Federal government also opposes

On May 26, 2021 by Claire Goforth

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Here’s what happens when the cops try to subpoena Signal

'It’s impossible to turn over data that we never had access to in the first place.'

On Apr 28, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

Signal introduced a new feature that allows users to make group video calls.

Signal adds encrypted group video calls feature

The popular encrypted messaging app just made it really easy to have a secure group video call.

On Dec 15, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

Zoom FTC Settlement

Zoom settles with FTC over end-to-end encryption claims

The company's claims about end-to-end encryption were a focus earlier this year.

On Nov 9, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

Justice Department International Statement Encryption

Justice Department joins 6 other countries calling for easier access to encrypted data

The Justice Department continues to attack encryption.

On Oct 13, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

Zoom Encryption Lawsuit Consumer Watchdog

Zoom sued over misleading end-to-end encryption claims

Zoom misstating that it offered end-to-end encryption is at the heart of the suit.

On Aug 11, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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Mozilla VPN: All you need to know about Mozilla’s new privacy service

Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, launched a VPN service. Here's what you need to know.

On Aug 8, 2020 by Libby Cohen

House Anti Encryption Bill Lawful Access To Encrypted Data Act

Both chambers of Congress now have a version of a ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill

The Senate version of the bill was met with near-universal scorn from privacy advocates.

On Jul 31, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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Here are the best 6 apps to send encrypted messages

Here are some ways to make your chats more secure.

On Jul 27, 2020 by Libby Cohen

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Senator calls EARN IT Act ‘horrendous,’ praises online movement fighting it

Nearly 600,000 people signed a petition urging Congress to reject the bill.

On Jul 23, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich