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News Recap: Facebook Releases Secret Conversions

By |2019-03-27T21:26:30+00:00October 14th, 2016|Industry News|

Facebook recently released the opt in, end-to-end encryption feature it’s calling “Secret Conversations,” available to all 1 billion of its users around the world, according to Wired. Now, Facebook users can opt in to encrypting their messages so that no one – hackers or law enforcement – can read them except the two people on [...]

The Battle Over Encryption

By |2019-03-27T21:26:36+00:00April 11th, 2016|Industry News|

In the wake of the Apple and FBI battle, we’ve seen heightened awareness around encryption. The most recent example of this is seen through WhatsApp, the online instant messaging service owned by Facebook with more than one billion global users, who rolled out end-to-end encryption for all of its users. So, what exactly does this mean? According [...]

Roundup of Security and Privacy Themes at SXSW Interactive 2016

By |2016-03-21T21:13:19+00:00March 21st, 2016|Industry News|

Every year, hundreds of thousands of thought leaders flock to Austin, TX to share ideas, discuss pressing trends, and network with other professionals at the South by Southwest Interactive conference. This year, conversations around privacy and security took center stage. Here’s a glimpse of the privacy and security themes at this year’s conference. The debate [...]

Learnings from Apple’s stance on data security

By |2019-03-27T21:26:37+00:00February 20th, 2016|Cyber Security, Industry News|

In the wake of the San Bernardino tragedy, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized an iPhone that was used by one of the shooters. The FBI obtained a court order requesting Apple’s cooperation in cracking the phone’s passcode. This has generated an interesting debate surrounding encryption – for which the outcome may impact us [...]