Tag: encryption

Irish Teen Introduces New Encryption System Resistant to Quantum Computers

Shane Curran, fifth year student at Terenure College introduced a project called “qCrypt,” a quantum-encrypted data storage solution that is resistant to quantum computers. Over the past two years, discussions on quantum computing have been highly controversial as experts claimed that the utilization of quantum computers can break the majority of public-key cryptography algorithms and systems that are in use today. NSA Warns Quantum Computing The National Security Agency (NSA) …
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Electronic Frontier Foundation Tries to Raise Awareness on Internet Privacy

While millions of people are still trying to assimilate the fact that Donald Trump won the election, in the United States a movement of concerned activists is trying to warn the incoming administration and the general public about the dangers of massive state surveillance and privacy violations. President-elect Donald J. Trump made radical promises when he ran for office. The billionaire might sign policies that could compromise the rights of …
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US House Judiciary Committee States Weakened Encryption is Not The Solution

A new report has been released by the US House Judiciary Committee’s Encryption Working Group, explaining how encryption backdoors are “against the national interest.” This statement will be music to the ears of technology and privacy advocates. The year 2016, has been riddled with governments looking to bypass or even break encryption. Weakening Encryption is Never The Answer Shortsightedness and lack of understanding are two driving factors behind the war …
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Open Whisper Systems Taps Bitcoin To Boost Signal Crowdfunding Effort

Privacy advocates will know the Signal platform, which aims to provide full encrypted communication between users all over the world. Open Whisper Systems, the developers of the Signal app, are now accepting Bitcoin donations, which is quite a significant milestone. This is another valid use case for the cryptocurrency, and a sign that more and more people are aware of what Bitcoin can bring to the table. Signal Is A …
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