Twitter is getting a bunch of new features such as DM Replies, a new emoji picker, and encrypted DMs, the company announced. In the future, Twitter will also add video and audio calling functionality.
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Although Google Authenticator customers are rejoicing over the addition of sync functionality to the app, security researchers have noted that it does not have end-to-end encryption yet.
Google is rolling out support for client-side encryption generally for some Workspace plans. The feature was initially tested as part of beta in December last year and is now officially out.
Meta has said it will randomly convert some Messenger conversations into encrypted chats in the coming months, by random selection. It has also enabled some new features in encrypted chats.
Twitter is hard at work to make Direct Messages encrypted, according to its CEO Elon Musk. The company is also exploring the possibility of adding voice and video chat capabilities to DMs.
Organizations, enthusiasts, and developers might be pleased to know that VMware Workstation Pro now officially supports Windows 11 via a virtual TPM 2.0 device present in version 17.0 of the product.
Mark Zuckerberg has made the claim that WhatsApp is more secure and private than iMessage. He highlighted WhatsApp's encrypted backups, encryption across platforms, and ephemeral messages.
The Indian government has proposed a new law which could grant the administration sweeping powers to bypass end-to-end encryption (E2EE) and intercept messages and calls on platforms such as WhatsApp.
In recent years, Mozilla has built end-to-end encryption into Thunderbird. Read on to learn how you can set up this extra layer of security, no matter what e-mail provider you are signed up with.
Cloudflare is running a trial in an attempt to push forward early adoption of quantum encryption that can't be broken by quantum computers. NIST is planning to standardize Kyber encryption in 2024.
Priti Patel, the UK home secretary, has pretty much confirmed that the Online Safety Bill will kill end-to-end encryption in messaging apps like WhatsApp as companies are forced to scan messages.
A security company has published details about Hive ransomware currently targeting vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers and encrypting environments with a "windows.exe" file containing ransomware.
Proton Calendar is now available for download on Android. It works like other calendar apps but boasts a high level of encryption to keep all of your events and their respective details safe.
Chrome 98 will be arriving later today with support for a new color gradient vector font that Apple's WebKit team has expressed a dislike for. Chrome 98 also removes SDES encryption for key exchange.
An update for the ProtonMail Bridge app offers to encrypt and decrypt emails that are stored locally for much quicker access. There's a new Status View and stability improvements as well.
Meta has announced a bunch of changes for end-to-end encrypted communication on its Messenger platforms. Enhancements include notifications for screenshots of disappearing messages, GIFs, and more.
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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has started generally rolling out the capability to enable end-to-end encryption of cloud backups. However, if you lose access to chats and your key, restoration is impossible.
Chrome 93 will be rolling out later today. It removes support for the 3DES cipher suite and adds better support for multi-screen window placement. Google has also started to develop WebOTP on desktop.
Facebook has added the option to make audio and video calls to Messenger's end-to-end encrypted secret conversation. The firm is now looking to allow secret conversations for group chats.
Apple has provided more details about its child safety photo scanning technologies that have been drawing some fire from critics. It has also described the end-to-end flow of its review process.
In an internal memo, Apple's Software VP has acknowledged that people are worried about the company scanning iCloud Photos for child sex abuse material, but says that this is due to misunderstandings.
Zoom has agreed to pay $86 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed in the U.S. The allegations included breach of customer data privacy and poor security standards that allowed zoombombing.
Ring has ended the technical preview for the video end-to-end encryption feature it launched earlier this year for its video doorbells. The feature is now available worldwide on select Ring doorbells.
Google Messages is finally rolling out end-to-end encryption for everyone after a beta test that kicked off in November of last year has ended. For now, it supports only one-on-one conversations.
Organizations can now use Microsoft 365 Customer Key with Teams, allowing them to encrypt certain data on the tool. Unfortunately, encryption of historical data is not supported as of yet.
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Microsoft and Intel will help DARPA develop technology that allows computations to be performed on encrypted data. It's too intensive to do this today but DARPA hopes to crack the problem.
Ring has started rolling out video end-to-end encryption to compatible doorbells and security cameras. However, the company's battery-powered video doorbells and cameras are not eligible.
This short guide will show you how to create encrypted partitions on USB devices, external hard drives, and internal hard drives using the GNOME Disks tool found on popular Linux distributions.
Zoom has announced that users will be able to use end-to-end encryption from next week. It will solicit feedback for 30 days after launch to help weed out any issues that people run into.
The EFF has said that the recent Twitter breach further highlights the need for direct messages to be end-to-end encrypted. The firm, two years ago, told Senator Wyden it would add the feature.
The National Crime Agency and international agencies have punched holes in UK criminal networks after an encrypted messenger app, EncroChat, was decrypted. Over 700 arrests have been made in the UK.
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Zoom announced today a new set of updates designed to beef up security and privacy of its video conferencing service. Among other things, Zoom now supports encryption and adds more call controls.
Proton Technologies has released the ProtonMail Bridge app for Linux. Bridge allows you to use a desktop e-mail client to access your ProtonMail account. It's already available on macOS and Windows.
HTC and ProtonMail have partnered up to ship the latter's email client on HTC Exodus and Exodus 1s devices. This will introduce more people to the encrypted email service and boost their privacy.
ProtonMail has introduced DKIM key management in beta. It allows users to manually switch the DKIM keys to protect against spoofing. It's recommended that you update the key every 6 months.
Today, WhatsApp announced that it has reached more than two billion users on a global scale. The Facebook-owned messaging service also highlights its ongoing effort to bolster end-to-end encryption.
Proton Technologies has launched ProtonCalendar in beta for paying customers. The service is pitched as an alternative to Google Calendar that encrypts event titles, descriptions, locations, and more.