Latest encryption publications

Reddit defaults to HTTPS in bid for secure, encrypted cyberspace

Reddit has announced this week that it will move all users across to HTTPS encryption by default from 29th June. The popular website has been available since September last year over HTTPS, however it was always an optional upgrade. “When using HTTPS on reddit, your connection will be fully encrypted. Anyone watching your connection (such… Read More

Free encryption project ‘Let’s Encrypt’ to issue first digital certificates next month

Let’s Encrypt, the first free and open certification authority, will launch to the general public in September, with its first digital certificates issued over the next month. The project is funded by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), a new Californian public-benefit group backed by leading tech firms including Mozilla, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)… Read More

Encrypted social network ‘Minds’ gains Anonymous backing

A new free, open-source social network Minds.com has gone live this week, which promises its users a completely secure, private and unrestricted platform. “We are a free and open-source platform to launch your digital brand, social network and mobile app. We are also a social network ourselves. It is a global social network of social networks,” reads… Read More

Sun launches Tor-based ‘whistleblowers’ system for secure leaks

British tabloid The Sun has announced a new secure drop scheme designed to encourage people to share information anonymously online as part of a ‘Whistleblowers’ charter’. The Rupert Murdoch-owned paper follows a number of leading media groups in the UK and internationally – including the Globe, the Washington Post and the Guardian – in adopting… Read More

UK police says tech companies are too ‘friendly’ to terrorists

UK tech and communications firms are providing loopholes for cyber extremists to remain undetected by creating systems that are ‘terrorist-friendly’, says lead counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley. The anti-terrorism expert today urged businesses, mentioning no names, to bear in mind their “corporate social responsibility” when developing privacy systems which often make it difficult for intelligence groups to… Read More