A mother-daughter arrest in Nebraska was fueled in part by unencrypted Facebook messages police accessed through a warrant.
A lawsuit attempts to find out how federal agents are implementing Wickr, a communications service that has an auto-erase function.
No class of governments can be trusted with access to people’s private communications.
Plus: Musk rebuffs calls to block Russian news, the curious logic of "Buy American," and more...
Crypto's transcendence of national borders is a feature, not a bug.
It probably won't save any children, but it might mean the end of encrypted messaging.
Canadian Government Uses 'Terrorist Financing Act' To Target Financial Support for Freedom Convoy Truckers
Did Justin Trudeau accidentally prove crypto bros' point?
A Scottish man was just convicted for tweeting an insult about a dead person. The authorities already have too much power to censor.
Plus: The #OldProProject, food truck police, and more...
British police want greater surveillance powers and they’re willing to destroy everybody’s cybersecurity to get them.
WhatsApp and iMessage are not as private as you might think.
When "protecting users' safety" actually means the opposite
We were warned about the dangerous power of the USA PATRIOT Act. Edward Snowden proved that critics were justified.
Breaking encryption technologies always makes us less safe, no matter what the justification.
For the children, of course
Regulating privacy protections would put the public at greater risk than criminals.
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Government agencies have repeatedly proven themselves to be abusive.
"It's an escape hatch from tyranny," writes the Human Rights Foundation's Alex Gladstein. "It's nothing less than freedom money."
Meanwhile, he’s still trying to downplay corruption within his own force.
Plus: Supreme Court declines more election challenges, Lisa Montgomery gets temporary stay of execution, and more...
Let's not weaken cybersecurity even more.
The National Security Agency arranged for security systems to be secretly compromised. Then the Chinese government allegedly found its way in.
Privacy is a right, not a “high risk” and “possibly criminal” activity
Part three in Reason's documentary series, "Cypherpunks Write Code," tells the story of the U.S. government's long battle to keep strong cryptography out of the hands of its citizens
Part two of a four-part series on the history of the cypherpunk movement
Watch part one of a four-part documentary series about the cypherpunk movement of the 1990s.
This isn't a bill about fighting child porn. Don't fall for it.
A new, terrible anti-encryption bill with a twist
The CIA Can't Protect Its Own Hacking Tools. Why Should We Trust Government Privacy and Security Proposals?
The very idea that our intelligence agencies could keep encryption bypasses secret is absurd.
The FBI and attorney general want to ruin everybody's data security and draft Apple into compromising your safety.
Government officials have only themselves to blame if citizens decline to share their information.
How the press learned to stop worrying and love censorship.
CIA Encryption Meddling and Chinese Espionage Allegations Make It Clear: We All Need Strong Data Protection
Somebody tell the FBI and Congress.
Online platforms would have to "earn" speech protections by compromising encryption—all in the name of fighting child porn.
Don’t worry—America’s ruling factions still disagree over who should be in charge of the snooping.
A deadly shooting on a Naval base in Florida may lead to a new battle against encryption.
In the middle of a scandal over FISA surveillance, leaders want still more power to snoop on your secret stuff.
WhatsApp (and owner Facebook) sues to protect users from malicious surveillance from officials.
The encryption limits that the Justice Department demands in the name of security would make all of us less secure.
Years after surveillance reforms, federal personnel can’t seem to comply with the Fourth Amendment.
Edward Snowden's Autobiography Makes a Plea for the Fourth Amendment, the Right to Privacy, and Encryption
America's most famous whistleblower calls for restricting the power of government.