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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.

Edward Snowden: Dropbox is 'hostile to privacy'

Dropbox may be popular, but Snowden is no fan of the file sync service.

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So long, TrueCrypt: 5 alternative encryption tools that can lock down your data

Don't trust TrueCrypt anymore. Take a look at a few of the options available to you.

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Reading List: Buying and selling

Apple has made another acquisition, may be planning a new push to get iPhone users to upgrade, and isn't really making headphones with health sensors (probably).

Mozilla to strengthen SSL certificate verification in Firefox

The software maker will pay US$10,000 for any critical vulnerability found in its new certificate verification code

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Critical OpenSSL 'Heartbleed' bug puts encrypted communications at risk

Administrators are advised to patch and revoke old private keys

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Hider 2 review: Create a secure digital hidey-hole on your Mac

Hider 2 isn't a perfect solution for securing your data, but it will likely suit the needs of the average non-spy.