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Scientists Create a 5-atom Quantum Computer That Could Make Today's Encryption Obsolete

Scientists Create a 5-atom Quantum Computer That Could Make Today's Encryption Obsolete | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
MIT scientists have developed a 5-atom quantum computer, one that is able to render traditional encryption obsolete.
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Dutch govt says no to backdoors, slides $540k into OpenSSL without breaking eye contact

Dutch govt says no to backdoors, slides $540k into OpenSSL without breaking eye contact | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
People need encryption to be safe and secure, says ministry
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The World’s Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going Broke

The World’s Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going Broke | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Update, Feb. 5, 2015, 8:10 p.m.: After this article appeared, Werner Koch informed us that last week he was awarded a one-time grant of $60,000 from Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative. Werner told us he only received permission to disclose it after our article published. Meanwhile, since our story was posted, donations flooded Werner's website donation page and he reached his funding goal of $137,000. In addition, Facebook and the online payment processor Stripe each pledged to donate $50,000 a year to Koch’s project.
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Whatsapp Just Switched on End-to-End Encryption for Hundreds of Millions of Users | WIRED

Whatsapp Just Switched on End-to-End Encryption for Hundreds of Millions of Users | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Growing up in Soviet Ukraine in the 1980s, Whatsapp founder Jan Koum learned to distrust the government and detest its surveillance. After he emigrated to the U.S. and created his ultra-popular messaging system decades later, he vowed that Whatsapp would never make eavesdropping easy for anyone. Now, Whatsapp is following through on that anti-snooping promise at an unprecedented scale.
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Dark Mail Alliance

Dark Mail Alliance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Silent Circle and Lavabit are developing a new way to do email with end-to-end encryption. We welcome like-minded organizations to join our alliance.

 

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How Did Governments Lose Control of Encryption?, The Inquiry - BBC World Service

How Did Governments Lose Control of Encryption?, The Inquiry - BBC World Service | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Has President Assad Won?
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Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? | Guerrilla Translation!

Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? | Guerrilla Translation! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What is Ethereum? Can this technology actually support the establishment of a utopian, free, and decentralized society? Or could it instead promote a more dystopian vision of society – or even a Skynet? Before we can understand anything about Ethereum, we must first understand Bitcoin: what it is, and how it works.

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Witkit Offers (Another) Fully Encrypted Collaboration Platform - Forbes

Witkit Offers (Another) Fully Encrypted Collaboration Platform - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If 2014 was typified by every vendor under the sun offering a file sharing and collaboration platform, then 2015 looks set to be typified by a multitude of solutions offering full encryption.
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How Snowden's Email Provider Plans to Build an NSA-Proof Communications Tool - The Atlantic

How Snowden's Email Provider Plans to Build an NSA-Proof Communications Tool - The Atlantic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ladar Levison intends to offer a product with world-class cryptography and a user interface simple enough for a grandmother to master.
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