• Sep 30, 2019
  • Caleb Chen
  • Cybersecurity, General Privacy News, Governments, Social Media, Surveillance,

New treaty will allow UK to request data, not backdoor, from US social media companies like WhatsApp

Social media apps like WhatsApp will be obligated to share what they share with the US with the UK under a proposed United States, United Kingdom treaty called the CLOUD Act. From what security experts are gleaming from the law, the CLOUD ACT opens up data requests that WhatsApp usually fills for the US for … Continue reading “New treaty will allow UK to request data, not backdoor, from US social media companies like WhatsApp”

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  • Jul 24, 2019
  • Caleb Chen
  • Cybersecurity, Encryption, General Privacy News, Governments,

US Attorney General demands encryption backdoors at all costs and for you to just accept it

President Trump’s Attorney General, William Barr, has demanded the tech industry create encryption backdoors because he views encryption as a security risk. Barr made his illogical thoughts on encryption known to the world while speaking at an event at Fordham University earlier this morning. He decried warrant proof encryption and cited the many phones and … Continue reading “US Attorney General demands encryption backdoors at all costs and for you to just accept it”

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  • Jun 26, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Encryption, General Privacy News, Governments,

Australia wants to be able to read your encrypted messages

Australia’s Attorney General Senator Brandis announced over the weekend that he would be leading the discussion on squeezing tech firms and forcing them to encryption backdoors in secure messaging apps at the next annual meeting of public security ministers and attorney generals from the Five Eyes countries (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and … Continue reading “Australia wants to be able to read your encrypted messages”

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  • Nov 16, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • General Privacy News, Governments,

120,000 US smartphones found to send private data back to China; millions of Chinese presumably still affected

A secret backdoor in some Android smartphones has been discovered by Kryptowire, an American security firm. Kryptowire announced their findings in a press release early Tuesday morning. The backdoor was made by Shanghainese company AdUps at the behest of an unnamed Chinese phone manufacturer. The backdoor is located in the smartphone’s firmware and was discovered on … Continue reading “120,000 US smartphones found to send private data back to China; millions of Chinese presumably still affected”

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