Last year, the United Nations called personal encryption a necessary condition for civic life in the digital age. That was last year. This year, Apple is fighting the U.S. Department of Justice over this very issue: personal encryption. Quite a bit of good news this week, with one unfathomable bit to take us into the weekend. Let’s […]
There are only two things you need to know about the gmail mess from Wednesday: It was not a hack of 5 million gmail accounts. Use Google to check the integrity of your account, not a third party site like isLeaked.com. And then go set up two-step authentication on your email.
UPDATED: By now, you should have heard about the Heartbleed bug that decimated encryption for web servers that were using a version of OpenSSL dated December 31, 2011 or later. The latest news on this ongoing story is on my Storify. What to do? Change your passwords on accounts where you would be upset if […]