encryption Archive

Firefox users chalk up HTTPS encryption milestone

A majority of Mozilla users were served encrypted pageloads for the first time yesterday, meaning their web browsing data was secured from snoopers and hackers while in transit. The HTTPS milestone was tweeted by Josh Aas, head of the Let’s Encrypt initiative which has been working to help smaller websites switch to encrypting their web traffic. Mozilla, which is one of the organizations backing Let’s Encrypt, was reporting that 40 per cent …

Encryption under fire in Europe as France and Germany call for decrypt law

A fresh chapter of the crypto wars looks to be opening up in Europe, after the French and German interior ministers took to a podium yesterday to lobby for a law change that would enable courts to demand that Internet companies decrypt data to help further criminal investigations. So, in other words, to effectively push for end-to-end encryption to be outlawed. Yes we’ve been here before — many …

Tech and the presidential race

Ayinde Alakoye Crunch Network Contributor Ayinde O. Alakoye is the founder and CEO of Hitch Radio. How to join the network For Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the importance of articulating a vision for the technology industry seems to be lost. While Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton released a comprehensive technology policy platform in June that should excite software developers, Mr. Trump doesn’t pay much attention …