The One Big Question About RSA and Its Relationship With the NSA

The first questions about a problematic encryption method arose in 2007, and for six years it appeared that RSA did nothing to address them.

Talk of an RSA Boycott Grows After Reports It Colluded With the NSA

A well-known security researcher says he won’t speak at next year’s RSA conference after reports allege that the company worked with the NSA to allow back doors into encryption products.

Siri Gets Serious, Microsoft Gets Its Mojo Back and Everything Gets Encrypted in 2014

Annual predictions for the year ahead in tech from analyst Mark Anderson.


Microsoft Compares NSA to “Advanced Persistent Threat”

Microsoft’s top lawyer compared the National Security Agency to elite hackers, and said the technology giant will encrypt customer information traveling between its data centers, according to a company blog post published Wednesday night.

Yahoo Locks Down Its Data Center Links From NSA’s Prying Eyes

Slowing the spies down, if nothing else.

Apple: No, We Can’t Read Your iMessages (And We Don’t Want to, Either)

“iMessage is not architected to allow Apple to read messages.”

The Answer to “What Is My Password Again?”

Katie reviews PasswordBox, which stores online logins and automatically retrieves them at every visit to a website.

NSA Declassifies — Sort Of — Its Super-Secret Internal Magazine

So this is what the big secret was?

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Dell Buying Data Protection Firm Credant

Dell announced today it had reached agreement to acquire Credant Technologies, provider of data encryption and authentication systems. No terms were revealed. Credant’s technology will be added to Dell’s enterprise security offerings.

HP Exec Alan Kessler Leaves for CEO Role at Vormetric

A 3Com veteran leaves to run a company that specializes in encryption.

RIM Denies Deal With India Over Access