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.
In order to fight crime, Americans must...make their data more susceptible to hacking?
It’s the ‘90s all over again, and the White House is in no mood to humor tech companies right now.
Habitually untrustworthy snoops still demand we trust them to monitor our communications.
After years of political fights over our privacy, a potential end in mass phone metadata collection
If the Feds Have Stopped Snooping on Our Phone Records, Watch Out for the Anti-Encryption Propaganda
Backdoors into your texts and private message provide far more information than your phone metadata.
Bombshell Report About Americans Helping UAE Hack Phones Is a Warning Against Compromising Encryption
Hacking tools end up in the hands of some dangerous people. So, apparently, do our government hackers.
Economists Kenneth Rogoff and Lawrence H. White face off over what the impact would be of a ban on cryptocurrency and phaseout of the $100 bill.
Australians who want to protect their data from surveillance now need to turn to extra-legal means.
Parliament passes a bill at the last possible moment to give officials the power to weaken encryption.
Facebook, Twitter, and other mainstream social networks have their issues. Are these 5 platforms viable alternatives?
Draft legislation would force tech companies to compromise encryption at the government's demand.
Reason's Elizabeth Nolan Brown on libertarian feminism, how to encrypt your email, and more
Law enforcement is upset, but data security is vital to prevent crimes.
We offer how-tos, personal stories, and guides for all kinds of activities that can and do happen right at the borders of legally permissible behavior.
Was their miscount of unlockable phones truly a mistake or part of an agenda?
"Privacy is not for sale, and human rights should not be compromised out of fear or greed."
The former FBI director recognizes his criticism of Apple was "thoughtless," but he doesn't see the underlying problem with seeking cybersecurity back doors.
The FBI is looking for a back door to your phone. So are some snoops in the FBI's back yard.
Report: FBI Officials Dragged Feet Breaking into Terrorist's Phone to Try to Force Apple to Weaken Encryption
A political battle following the San Bernardino attack was the result of an attempt to make a test case.
Public-key encryption has brought a drastic shift in power from the state to individuals.
Another possible standoff where officials want to compromise everybody's data security.
What Rosenstein wants would threaten data security. That's hardly responsible.
Amber Rudd admits that she doesn't understand encryption while insisting on the need to undermine it.
What happens when you think privacy and speech are just tools of the enemy
Government authorities refuse to consider uncontrollable, dangerous consequences of breaking data privacy.