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Investigators Seek Amazon Echo Recordings Vital to Murder Case

Police in Arkansas are looking for answers in the murder of a young man in Bentonville and are now turning to defendant James Bates’ Amazon Echo for information. The Amazon…

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[Updated]Halo 5: Forge and Forza Horizon 3 PC Encryption Cracked

Update: If you want to learn more about this situation, we had a talk with Atari1337 who did some of the decryption, using a tool created by Infogram who made the…

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Senators Feinstein and Burr Still Working on Encryption Backdoors

Earlier in the year, we finally got a look at a draft of Feinstein and Burr’s anti-encryption bill. The bill would require any company which provides encryption to be able…

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Canadian Police Want Law Forcing Suspects to Turn Over Passwords

Law enforcement and politicians around the world have been pushing for legislation to fight back against encryption. Police consider it a road block that prevents them from obtaining evidence against…

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Joint French-German Proposal Calls For Encryption Backdoors

Earlier in the month, we reported that the French Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve wanted an initiative against encrypted messaging apps. At the time Cazeneuve did not reveal the details…

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France Calls for Global Initiative Against Encryption

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is pushing for a global initiative to combat encrypted messaging apps. He argues that terrorists evade detection by discussing their plans using encrypted messages. “Many…

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British House of Commons Passes Surveillance Bill

The British House of Commons has passed the Investigatory Powers Bill, with support from the Conservative Party and the Labour Party. MPs from the Scottish National Party and other smaller…

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Report: Anti-Encryption Bill Losing Support

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks last year, legislators in the US Senate began work on a bill that would require backdoors to allow police to circumvent encryption. The…

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WhatsApp Blocked in Brazil Again

The encrypted messaging service WhatsApp is once again facing trouble in Brazil. A judge in the Brazilian state of Sergipe has ordered phone companies in the country to block the…

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WhatsApp Group Admins Must Register with Government in India

Governments around the world are growing more uncomfortable with encrypted communications, and the popular encrypted messaging service WhatsApp is becoming a big target. Earlier in the year, we reported that…

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