Recent world events have gotten many tech companies concerned about security and privacy. Some of them have scrambled to add, enhance, or even enforce security measures like encryption while governments and their leaders, like Cameron and now Obama, have scrambled to have them blocked or at the very least weakened. Chat apps and services are one of the common targets and we've seen many old and new ones wave the encryption flag as a major feature. MEGAchat is just one of the latest to join that roster and it comes from a man who should know the situation all too well.
U.S. security concerns may still haunt the reputation of Huawei Technologies, but the Chinese company’s elusive founder brushed off any involvement in state-sponsored cyber espionage in a rare interview on Thursday.
“We are a Chinese company, but we will never hurt another country,” said Ren Zhengfei, in an webcast interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Microsoft Ventures and its partners graduate 11 new companies that are fighting evolving cyber-security threats and helping to advance medical technology.
Eleven new companies have emerged from Microsoft Venture's startup accelerator programs, the software giant announced Jan. 21. The news was overshadowed by the high-profile Windows 10 press event at Microsoft's Redmond, Wash., headquarters. Nonetheless, it represents a major milestone in the company's efforts to engage with the tech startup scene and help nurture up-and-coming IT companies.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) is enthusiastic about the prospect of mandatory data-retention legislation passing in Australia, stating that it would likely use intercept powers and powers to access stored data more frequently should the legislation pass.
As the the trial of alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht unfolds, its transcript has read like a manual of things not to do when running a secret, billion-dollar online drug conspiracy. But on Thursday, the jury heard about the most human of all the human errors Ulbricht may have made: confessing his creation to an in-real-life friend.