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FREAK is another serious flaw in the Web's encryption

US export restrictions on encryption technology from the 1990s have come back to haunt the modern Web.

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Private I: Encrypting email with public keys

In part 1 of a series on PGP, Glenn Fleishman explains the problem with email and why end-to-end encryption is within your reach.

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How to encrypt your Mac with FileVault 2, and why you absolutely should

Apple made whole-disk encryption of your Mac as easy as a few clicks, but there are a few warnings you should heed.

Verizon to allow opt-outs of dubious perma-cookie program, but isn't giving up

Verizon is rethinking how it tampers with user web traffic just as the U.S. Senate starts asking questions.

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Peerio hands-on: This secure messaging suite packs dead simple end-to-end encryption

The creator of Cryptocat and miniLock is back with yet another encryption tool .

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Private I: Lock your cloud backups away with an encryption key

The myriad cloud backup services use different methods for encrypting not just your data, but the keys to it. Glenn Fleishman explains it all.

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Private I: It's time to encrypt everything

Tools have never been more powerful, and we've never had as many options from which to choose. It's about to get even better.

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Yahoo Mail to support end-to-end PGP encryption by 2015

Just like Gmail, Yahoo Mail is going to have an encryption option supplied by Google's End-to-End Chrome extension modified for Yahoo's service.

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Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

Instagram is moving to full https encryption but isn't there just yet

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Apple responds to troubling allegations of iOS 'backdoor'

A security researcher's claim to have found a 'backdoor' in iOS has raised eyebrows, but Apple says there's a reasonable explanation.