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# encryption

Last year
People will be able to leave WhatsApp groups without alerting others under new privacy update
Users will also be able to hide that they are online as part of the new features.
All time
CAB to seize €530k in accounts belonging to firm which sold gangland criminals untraceable phones
Millions of euro was funnelled through the two accounts.
UK government demand access to WhatsApp messages after London attack
It’s been reported that the 52-year-old Briton who killed four people in Westminster used WhatsApp moments before the assault.
Whatsapp denies claims of a 'backdoor' into the messages of its 1 billion users
The Facebook owned company has flatly denied a report by The Guardian.
A 16-year-old who built an encryption program has been named Ireland's top young scientist
Over 1,100 students from 375 schools across the island of Ireland competed for the title.
This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks
Scientists at the University of Florida developed software that can stop ransomware before it does any serious damage.
Facebook Messenger is testing out encryption but it's missing a trick
The decision to not implement it across the board might not sit well with privacy advocates.
This is why you're getting a strange message from Whatsapp
The service, which is owned by Facebook, is used to send billions of messages daily.
Apple apologises for 'Error 53' bug and issues an update fixing it
While more tech companies come out in support of its decision to not follow a court order regarding easier access to its iPhones.
Apple is challenging a court order to unlock gunman's iPhone
A US judge ordered it to help the FBI break into an iPhone belonging to one of the attackers of the San Bernardino shooting.
Microsoft is storing users' sensitive encryption keys in the cloud
The action could make it possible for malicious hackers to gain access to a person’s Windows 10 device.
Apple's CEO delivered a scathing attack on Facebook and Google
Tim Cook criticised companies that trade off data for free services, saying privacy is being “attacked on multiple fronts.”
Every version of Windows is at risk from this 1990s bug
A patch is on the way.
Millions of Apple and Google customers are vulnerable to a decades-old hack
Hackers may be harvesting your sensitive personal information.
If you bought a Lenovo laptop recently, you may want to check it soon
It could have software called Superfish, and it contains some major security flaws (but you can remove it).
The NSA targeted an Irish company as part of its data-gathering activities
The latest documents released by Edward Snowden found that the NSA targeted SecurityKISS, a VPN service based in Dublin, using its computer system XKeyscore.
Your WhatsApp messages will be getting an extra layer of security
The next update for Android and iOS will include end-to-end encryption, which will make sure the only people getting a message are the sender and receiver
Should you be worried about whether your cloud data is safe?
The recent image leak involving numerous female celebrities has brought the focus on cloud security, but does this mean your own files are under threat?
Here's how you can give your Android device an extra layer of security
Although there are a few important caveats to keep in mind before you do.
Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland
Judge rejected Microsoft bid concerning the provision of email information on servers in Ireland to US authorities.
How to keep your data safe from prying eyes
With more revelations about spying emerging every week, there are ways to ensure your data isn’t intercepted or stored against your wishes.
Boeing creates spy phone that self-destructs if tampered with
Anyone who tries to open the phone’s casing will cause it to wipe out all of its data, rendering it inoperable.
Almost 6.5million LinkedIn passwords apparently leaked online
A hacker in Russia claims to have gained access to millions of passwords and is seeking help in removing the encryption.