Apple, Google, Microsoft, and WhatsApp signed an open letter criticizing proposals to bypass encryption made by GCHQ officials.
The NSA spying program that analyzed the calls and texts of American citizens has allegedly been shut down.
Christopher Augustine, an N.S.A. spokesman, told The New York Times in January that agency officials were “carefully evaluating all aspects” of the Freedom Act program, and were discussing its future. Mr. Augustine made clear that the White House would make the final call about whether to ask Congress to extend the Freedom Act.
I hope this is actually true. Now we need the GCHQ to not spy on us either.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro chat with host Kelly Guimont about common tech purchasing mistakes and the latest international privacy news.
The GCHQ wants Apple to secretly add the agency to iMessage chats and FaceTime calls, effectively creating a backdoor into encryption.
The government is banking on the fact that many users don’t verify their public keys with each other.