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The UK has finally passed the Online Safety Bill. It's a wide-reaching piece of legislation that aims to improve child safety online. It threatens tech bosses who don't comply with fines and jail.
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.
In a bid to make messaging more secure, Twitter is working on end-to-end encryption DMs. The feature was spotted on Twitter for Android. However, this is not the first time we are hearing about this.
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.
Meta is now starting to test end-to-end encrypted backups and other features on Messenger to enhance user experience. The social giant says the latest move is unrelated to the Nebraska abortion case.
Zoom is enabling End-To-End Encryption (E2EE) for Zoom Phone and Breakout Rooms, as well as other privacy-focused features such as data routing control, and in-product privacy notifications.
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.
As part of the v40 software update, Meta is testing End-to-End Encryption in Quest VR Messenger app, and has rolled out features such as Mono Audio, sound level balancing, and even App Unlock.
Lightbend's GA version of Akka Serverless now comes with new features and upgrades including new state models, security upgrades, EU POP (dev mode), and feature upgraded community support for Python.
End-to-end encryption is finally supported in Microsoft Teams calls, but only in one-to-one unscheduled calls. The capability is currently in public preview so there are a few caveats to be aware of.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft is working on new features for Teams users. These include end-to-end encryption for 1:1 Teams call, Windows 10 native notification and the ability to permanently delete a private chat.
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.
Proton has announced its Black Friday sale. Discounts are available for a little under two weeks and if you get ProtonMail and ProtonVPN Plus you'll get early access to ProtonDrive beta.
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.
Zoom is planning to add encryption to the app but it will be for the paying customers. Zoom's security consultant Alex Stamos confirmed on Friday that the company is working on end-to-end encryption.
To show that its statements regarding data protection and privacy are valid, Tresorit has chosen to undergo a third-party security evaluation from EY. The company has now published the findings.
Microsoft is testing end-to-end encryption for Skype conversations. This feature has been rolled out to Skype Insiders, but information regarding its wider release has not yet been made available.
The team behind ProtonMail has released ProtonMail Bridge for Windows and macOS with plans for a Linux release in spring 2018. It allows you to access ProtonMail through a desktop mail client.