British Spies Tried to End Tech’s Encryption Debate. But Their ‘Ghost Proposal’ Only Rekindled It

Late last year, the British counterpart to the U.S. National Security Agency–Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ–made an attempt to break the logjam that is the encryption debate. That attempt has just crashed and burned. In an open letter published Thursday, Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook’s WhatsApp, plus a host of cryptography experts and human rights […]

Mark Zuckerberg Promises to Improve Facebook Privacy. Sound Familiar?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a new plan to improve privacy for users of Facebook and his company’s other apps. The social network, which once wanted to make the world more open and connected, now wants to shift focus to encrypted private communications across its messaging services and better protecting user data. But Zuckerberg’s promises […]

Mark Zuckerberg: The Future of Social Media Is Private, Encrypted Communication

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a lengthy statement Wednesday outlining how the company hopes to make communication across Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp a “fundamentally more private experience,” moving toward what he says will be social media’s future. “I believe the future of communication will increasingly shift to private, encrypted services where people can be confident […]

Google, Facebook, and Apple Are Fighting International Regulators to Keep User Data Private

Some of the world’s largest tech companies are fighting battles on several fronts across the world to keep user data private. Last week, a consortium of tech companies led by Apple, Google, and Facebook issued a letter to the Australian government asking it to rethink a law passed in December that would make it easier […]