Members of the European Parliament proposed new measures last week, which would legalize end-to-end encryption on all communications and technological devices by mid-2018. What are the pro’s and cons of end-to-end encryption and why have Governments all over the world continued to ban it over the years?
On June 20th 2017, after years of planning and 4 months of beta testing, ProtonMail unveiled their latest service, an online Virtual Private Network Service. The VPN is available as both a paid or free service, though the company has already had to begin placing users on a waiting list for the free service due to an overwhelming amount of signups in the first hours of operation.
Families of victims in the San Bernadino shooting have filed a Federal lawsuit against these 3 major tech companies.They argue that the shooter could never have become “radicalized” if the Islamic State was not allowed to use their services in the first place. While this may technically be “true,” it does not necessarily mean they are “right” or will “win” this particular case.
SpaceX is proposing to launch enough satellites to theoretically connect the entire planet to the internet. This entails launching nearly 4,000 over the course of the next 6 years and potentially 10,000 in total by the end of decade. Why is SpaceX coming forward with such a proposal at this time and what has the company learned from recent history?
Russia’s legislature is currently considering new laws which would ban privacy companies that allow access to banned websites and fine search engines that link to them. As it stands today, 10’s of thousands of websites and services are banned in Russia, including sites as large as LinkedIn.
After cracking down on Bitcoin transactions/mining at the start of 2016, including attaching 4-7 year prison sentences to the cryptocurrency, it appears as though Russia is quickly reversing course in 2017. According to Reports by Bloomberg Markets, Russia might soon overturn previous laws and fully legalize Bitcoin transactions by 2018.
According to reports by NATO, Germany has seen cyber attacks on the country increase five-fold over the course of the last 3 years. So, in response to the growing cyber threat currently facing the country, Germany has announced the formation of its newest military branch – a Cyber and Informational Space Command.
Cyber Security sales are up across the boards and the worlds largest encrypted email service provider has already gained over 500,000 new customers since the start of 2017 alone. Privacy advocates hope all this news is a sign that society is finally ready to propel itself into a new era of cyber security and internet awareness.
You might not have ever heard of them before or even be aware that they exist, but social media bots and fake accounts shape more national dialogue than you may care to realize. Learn why acknowledging their existence is the first step in addressing what has become a very big problem, the weaponizing of information.
I think the title is self explanatory. Putting a “controversial” and often times misunderstood world into layman’s terms.
From illegal Government surveillance in the USA to internet censorship/shutdowns in Ethiopia, in conjunction with the World Day Against Cyber Censorship, Amnesty International has announced a new partnership with Proton Mail. The partnership aims to allow activists to freely associate with and exchange messages with one another online without fear or prosecution or tampering
Microsoft is set to lay off 700 employees this week, part of a string of layoffs expected to take place throughout this year. As these are international positions, Microsoft says the company is going to “double down” and start shifting more of their time/effort/attention towards the US market.
Is Microsoft simply being Patriotic or is there another reason to explain the companies recent losses?