Encryption Articles

Tech companies recommanded Obama to reject the backdoor encryption software

  • 20/05/2015 at 23:15 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

NSA Spy ViewShould the U.S. government force tech companies to put a backdoor into encrypted information on communications devices to allow them to easily decrypt an individual’s information? Google, Apple, leading cryptologists and others have sent a letter to President Obama addressing some voices in Washington who want to be able to easily access a citizen’s personal information.

Senior law enforcement officials warn about their inability to access data is a public threat as tech companies create more and more sophisticated encryption methods.

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LavaBit and Silent Circle email clients shut down to prevent further problems

  • 09/08/2013 at 20:35 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

Lavabit Silent CircleAfter ten years as an alternative email client that didn’t scan user information and respected privacy above all else, LavaBit is shutting down. The reason? Because the Federal government are allegedly attempting to push the Texas based company to cooperate in the case against Edward Snowden.

Snowden used LavaBit as an email client for sending an invitation to journalists and activists to meet him in a Moscow airport in July for a briefing.

Founder Ladar Levison posted a message on the LavaBit website this morning claiming to have been ‘soul searching’. He knew that he would either have to cooperate in what he says is being “complicit in crimes against the American people”, or else walk away from a project a decade in the running.

He has chosen the second option.

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