Encryption refers to the technology that protects your communications from being read by unwanted third parties. It scrambles the text of messages when you send them; they can then only be unscrambled by their intended recipient. Many government agencies and rogue groups eavesdrop on messages as they are transmitted across the Internet. Encryption ensures that whatever they pick up is unreadable to them, because they are not its authorized recipient.

FBI admits to inflating its cell phone encryption problems
The bureau is currently running an audit to determine the actual figures.
Researchers discover major flaw in email encryption
A critical PGP flaw could expose your past emails.
The Signal encryption app isn’t so secure after all
The disappearing messages aren't entirely disappearing.
Police went to a funeral home to unlock a dead man’s phone
It's becoming more common than you think.
Russia brings down its internet trying to hunt down Telegram app
More than 19 million IPs were blocked.
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They can unlock 2 iOS 11 phones at once.
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The device can break into the latest phones in a matter of hours.
Police are using the fingerprints of dead people to unlock iPhones
Scanning lifeless faces could come next.
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That's more than half of the agency's attempts.
IBM’s Z mainframes can encrypt more data than ever before
The company's computers can run more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day.
How a VPN works—and why experts think you should use one
Here's what you need to know about this reliable privacy tool.
How to completely lock down your sensitive PDFs
Encrypting your important PDFs is easier thank you might think.
Theresa May wants social media companies to create controversial ‘backdoors’ for police
Critics accuse Prime Minister May of political grandstanding.
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