WhatsApp could be the next target in the Department of Justice’s war on encryption, and the service has a weakness that makes wiretapping easy.
A selection of the most interesting and intriguing arXiv papers from the past week.
The Snowden revelations and other missteps have harmed government relations with technology companies. Now the director of Britain’s GCHQ intelligence agency hopes to patch things up.
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The FBI’s demands on Apple have got security experts thinking about how to make it harder for the government to secretly coerce software companies.
The FCC subsidizes Internet and mobile access for millions of people in the U.S.—but its program stands little hope of helping bridge America’s “persistent digital divide.”
The Bank of England asked researchers to invent a digital currency with a more centralized design.
Apple has said Congress, not the courts, should define how much it has to help the FBI. So it should begin talking about what smart legislation might actually look like.
Cops will soon toil under the eye of algorithms that try to predict their actions—but making them accurate enough will be difficult.
Terrorists often use masks, scarfs, and hoods to hide their identities. But a new approach aims to distinguish them using the shape of their fingers when they make the “V for victory” sign.