German based encrypted email startup, Tutanota, recently ended its beta test status and is now available to everyone. Almost 100,000 users signed up to send and receive secure email. Tutanota was founded in 2011 with the idea of making secure email easier to use than the other encrypted email products: ProtonMail, StartMail and Hushmail. The emphasis is on usability, a clean interface,and attachment encryption. Tutanota automatically encrypts all your data on your […]
Stronger encryption in Apple’s iPhones and on websites like Facebook has “petrified” the U.S. government because it has made it harder to spy on communications, Glenn Greenwald, the writer who first reported on Edward Snowden’s stolen files, told CNBC. One quote in the article caught my eye: “If you’re a Facebook executive or an Apple executive, you’re extremely worried that the next generation of users are going to be vulnerable […]
The White House’s proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, released on Feb. 27, drew immediate fire from both tech companies and privacy advocates. Now it’s taking heat from closer to home. Speaking at a conference for privacy professionals last week, Federal Trade Commission officials Jessica Rich and Edith Ramirez said the bill was neither clear or strong enough.
I have written before about a “blackphone” with Silent Circle software installed. See http://goo.gl/4mXV9M to read my earlier article. Now the same company has announced two new devices, along with a suite of software and services intended to lock down both private and work communications. These devices should block any spies from accessing your private data and communications.