Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row

Sep 21, 2017

Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row

An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies. In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry ...

Massive U.S. credit bureau hack raises troubling questions

/ Sep 9, 2017

Massive U.S. credit bureau hack raises troubling questions

It could be the worst-ever data breach for American consumers, exposing some of the most sensitive data for a vast number of U.S. households. The hack disclosed this week at Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus which collect consumer financial data, potentially affects ...

Judge approves warrant for data from anti-Trump website

/ Aug 25, 2017

Judge approves warrant for data from anti-Trump website

District of Columbia Superior Court judge on Thursday approved a government warrant seeking data from an anti-Trump website related to Inauguration Day protests, but he added protections to safeguard "innocent users." Chief Judge Robert Morin said DreamHost, a Los Angeles-based web-hosting company, must turn over ...

/ Aug 10, 2017

Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code

China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday. China launched the world's first quantum satellite last August, to help establish "hack-proof" communications, a development ...