Latest encryption publications

Researchers design jellyfish-inspired smart materials for anti-glare, encryption

Researchers have developed a range of ‘squishy’ materials inspired by jellyfish and squid skin, for use in smart windows, anti-glare displays, and encryption technologies. According to the team at the University of Connecticut, the materials comprise of several layers which change state when stretched and are able to quickly revert back to their original appearance…. Read More

Deutsche Telekom releases encryption program

Telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom has announced the release of a new program, designed to provide easy encryption of emails even for technical novices. The program, called ‘Volksverschlüsselung’, or ‘people’s encryption’, uses DT’s infrastructure and high-security data centres to transfer encrypted data from the sender to the recipient over email. Traditional end-to-end encryption allows for the… Read More

Google, Facebook and Whatsapp look to improve user data encryption

Tech giants including Google, Facebook, Whatsapp and Snapchat are looking to increase the privacy of user data by expanding their encryption features. The recent reports mark growing industry support for Apple in its fight to not allow authorities backdoor access into users’ devices. Facebook has suggested that it is increasing privacy of its Messenger service, while its instant messaging… Read More

Federal bill could override state-level encryption bans

A new bill [PDF] has been proposed in Congress today by Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) which looks to put a stop to any pending state-level legislation that could result in misguided encryption measures. The ENCRYPT bill – Ensuring National Constitutional Rights of Your Private Telecommunications Act of 2016 – comes as a… Read More

Quantum breakthrough signals tighter telecoms security

Researchers have outlined a new quantum technology breakthrough which could improve the encryption of data and its secure exchange over long distance telecommunications networks. In a paper [PDF] published in the Nature Communications journal, scientists from the Universities of Glasgow, Stanford, Tokyo and Würzburg describe how quantum entanglement can allow separated particles to share properties. This… Read More