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Microsoft, Signal E2EE needs Free Local, International Mobile and Landline Calling
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Microsoft, Signal E2EE needs Free Local, International Mobile and Landline Calling

“.... As more and more communications move online, it is up to companies to demonstrate they are on the side of human rights – the future of freedom of expression is partly in their hands.” Head of Technology and Human Rights at Amnesty International, Joshua Franco, commenting on Microsoft's decision to introduce E2EE for Skype. Skype is finally getting with the times. This as they'll be following the likes of Facebook Messenger, Apple's iMessage and WhatsApp by rolling out E2EE (End-to-End Encryption) for all voice chat in the summer of 2018. Truly this is a long time coming as noted by Head of Technology and Human Rights at Amnesty International, Joshua Franco, quote: “It is about time that Microsoft takes its users’ privacy seriously, and we are now calling on the company t...
WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger may be sharing E2EE Keys with the NSA
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WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger may be sharing E2EE Keys with the NSA

“If WhatsApp is asked by a government agency to disclose its messaging records, it can effectively grant access due to the change in keys” Tobias Boelter, a cryptography researcher at the University of California in an interview with the Guardian Friday the 13th came and went, but I have so really scary news for you; WhatsApp is not secure. So says the Guardian newspaper, in a shocking expose that has me worried. The Guardian Newspaper in their report claims that there is a backdoor exist in WhatsApp's E2EE (End-to-End Encryption) scheme as described in Why Viber and WhatsApp going E2EE as Telecom Providers need encryption. This as WhatsApp can generate a set of extra encryption keys aside from the Public Key and the Private Key generate by the recipient and then send them ...
Why Viber and WhatsApp going E2EE as Telecom Providers need encryption
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Why Viber and WhatsApp going E2EE as Telecom Providers need encryption

Looks like an encryption battle is looming in Silicon Valley! As of Tuesday April 19th 2016, Viber, the VoIP and mobile Social Network wannabee, has implemented end-to-end or E2EE encryption on all their communications as per their blog post Giving Our Users Control Over Their Private Conversations. E2EE will be rolling out to the rest of the World in the next few weeks, so all users, not just Americans, will have their observations protected. So why are they doing this at this time? Viber implements E2EE - Apple and FBI tussle makes WhatsApp go Dark on the Net Their action follows those of Apple and more recently WhatsApp who have now implemented end-to-end encryption on all their communications. In February 2016, Apple and the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations) ...