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The CIA Didn’t Break Signal or WhatsApp, Despite What You’ve Heard

There’s been one particularly misleading claim repeated throughout coverage of CIA documents released by WikiLeaks today: That the agency’s in-house hackers “bypassed” the encryption used by popular secure-chat software like Signal and WhatsApp. By specifically...

CIA Leak Shows Mobile Phones Vulnerable, Not Encryption

As you’ve probably heard by now, this morning Wikileaks started releasing a new cache of information regarding CIA hacking tools. This is interesting on a variety of levels, but many of the reports focus on the claims that encrypted chat apps like Signal,...

Uber will stop ‘greyballing’ government regulators

Uber announced this evening that it will stop using its “greyballing” tool to prevent local regulators and law enforcement from catching the company violating local taxi regulations. Earlier this week, The New York Times revealed that the company was using its...

Google says it fixed a lot of the security holes the CIA exploited

Google says Android and Chrome are now strong enough to defend against at least some of the vulnerabilities that the CIA may have exploited to carry out covert surveillance programs. A cache of more than 8,000 documents released by WikiLeaks yesterday outlined how the...