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Open-source project promises easy-to-use encryption for email, instant messaging and more

Pretty Easy Privacy system aims to make encryption of written online communication accessible to masses

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Oracle issues a virtual strongbox for enterprise encryption keys

Oracle Key Vault provides a central repository for storing enterprise encryption keys

Hands-on: miniLock's powerful file encryption is dead simple to use

A new Chrome app called miniLock is making it easy to encrypt and share single files with others.

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iPhone gets first free app for encrypting voice calls

Signal is compatible with RedPhone, its Android sibling, and scrambles voice calls placed via the iPhone.

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Virtru launches business email encryption service for Google Apps

The service, which allows for fine administrator control of messaging, is free to try through later this year

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Stealthy ransomware 'Critroni' uses Tor, could replace Cryptolocker

The Cryptolocker takedown led to a better designed, more resilient ransomware threat

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Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private

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Overreliance on the NSA led to weak crypto standard, NIST advisers find

NIST needs to improve its cryptographic expertise in order to challenge advice received from the NSA when developing standards, report says

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Microsoft revokes trust in certificate authority operated by the Indian government

A security breach at India's National Informatics Centre resulted in at least 45 rogue digital certificates for Google and Yahoo domains

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Encrypted instant messaging project seeks to obscure metadata

Invisible.im aims to allow people to have online chats but leave little digital forensic evidence

Nokia blackmailed in 2007 after digital key stolen

Someone blackmailed Nokia in 2007 by threatenting to leak a digital key the company used to sign Symbian applications, a news report says.

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Amazon CTO says business unaffected by Snowden revelations

Business overseas is as strong as ever, Werner Vogels says

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UK student develops antidote for first Android file-encrypting ransomware

A hardcoded encryption key allows recovering files held hostage by the Simplocker Android malware

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Amazon AWS continues to use TrueCrypt despite project's demise

Importing and exporting data from Amazon Simple Storage Service requires TrueCrypt

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Security-focused Blackphones launch in three weeks, designed to lock down data

Carriers in Europe and the Americas have committed to selling the secure handset, Silent Circle and Geeksphone say