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Samsung launches free'My Knox' app for securing its latest smartphones

Samsung on Thursday announced a free My Knox service that can synchronize email and contacts with a desktop computer, as well as two premium services for businesses.

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Android L will turn on encryption by default

The next version of Android, due out before the end of 2014, will encrypt all devices by default.

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How to turn on Android encryption today (no waiting necessary)

Google's new Android encryption policy is great, but you don't necessarily need to wait for an OS update to protect your data from investigators, be they government snoops or someone you know.

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BitTorrent Bleep's serverless, peer-to-peer messaging enters public alpha

BitTorrent's Bleep messaging app is now available for anyone to try.

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Devastating 'Heartbleed' flaw was unknown before disclosure, study finds

Network traffic records show no signs attackers were looking for vulnerable servers before Heartbleed's disclosure

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Encryption failures fixed in popular PGP email security tool Enigmail

Users of Enigmail 1.7 are advised to upgrade to version 1.7.2 as soon as possible

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How to keep your sexy selfies (and other sensitive files) safe in the cloud

Whether you're storing old tax returns or the occasional naughty photo, some files deserve some extra security. Here's how to keep them private.

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How to use OpenPGP to encrypt your email messages and files in the cloud

When online services lack privacy controls, you can roll your own using near military-grade encryption.

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Facebook says most outbound email is encrypted now

Microsoft and Yahoo have enabled STARTTLS, which dramatically raised the percentage of encrypted messages.

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These 3 Chrome extensions make encryption easier for everyone

Want to use encryption tools, but you find most too hard to use? Check out these Chrome-based tools aiming to take the difficulty out of protecting your data online.