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Wickr wants to spread its spy-level encryption to your favorite games and apps

The encrypted messaging app is selling its security tools to other companies to make money—and to make your information safer.

on techhive.com

Twitter reportedly drops plan to encrypt direct messages

The Verge reports that Twitter’s end-to-end encryption for DMs is done—for now. Why are social networks dragging their feet on security measures?

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End-to-end encryption needs to be easier for users before Facebook embraces it

Facebook cites third-party services for users seeking end-to-end encryption

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What you need to know about Apple's SSL bug

Apple patched a serious vulnerability in its implementation of SSL on iOS last Friday, but the Mac is still affected. If you're concerned or curious, here's how it might currently affect you.

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Data breaches boost interest in encryption, study says

Recent data theft prompts companies to evaluate new ways of protecting customer information (but not as many as you'd think).

Former NSA employee looks to make email more secure

Virtru is one of a number of companies tackling the tricky problem of making email encryption easier.

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Starbucks app teaches users to check security, experts say

The weak protections for customer data in Starbucks' mobile-payment app is a "wakeup call" for consumers who should never assume the apps they use in their smartphones are secure.

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Encrypted messaging startup Wickr offers $100K bug bounty

The company hopes to tap the security research community to find potential problems

Yahoo starts encrypting all email, but implementation is inconsistent

The company's HTTPS implementation still needs some improvements, an SSL expert said

Hackers easily hijack Windows crash reports, report says

Microsoft transmits a wealth of information from Windows PCs to its servers in the clear, claims a security researcher.