Tag: encryption

US, Australia Police to Access Each Other’s Residents’ Messaging Data

The United States and Australia are tightening their crime fighting alliance, with a new landmark agreement that could see law enforcement agencies in both countries have easier access to the communications data of each other’s residents. It comes under the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act passed in 2018 requiring all U.S.-based cloud…


US, Australian Police to Access Each Other’s Residents’ Messaging Data

The United States and Australia are tightening their crime-fighting alliance, with a new landmark agreement that could see law enforcement agencies in both countries have easier access to the communications data of each other’s residents. The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act, which was approved in 2018, requires all U.S.-based cloud service providers…


FBI Director: Ban Encryption to Counter Domestic Extremism

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sept. 21 that restrictions on encrypted chat services are needed to combat domestic terrorism—claims that have been disputed by a wide array of tech companies, industry associations and privacy groups, as well as other government agencies. Wray made these remarks during the Senate Committee on Homeland Security’s counterterrorism hearing. “I…


Australian Police, FBI Take Down 220 Underworld Figures in Global Sting Using Encrypted App

Law enforcement has struck a “heavy blow” against “industrial-scale” organised crime in a globe-spanning sting operation involving 9,000 officers from Australia, Europe, and the United States. Key to the operation was the deliberate rollout of an encrypted messaging app to the criminal underworld that gave police access to secret communications between syndicates. “Today, the Australian…


Canada’s Chance to Capitalize on Quantum Leadership

Canada can become a global leader in quantum technology, but it has to meet the challenge and not again fail to realize its potential by falling into age-old traps


MI5 Chief Accuses Facebook of Giving a ‘Free Pass’ to Terrorists

The head of MI5 has accused Facebook of giving a “free pass” to terrorists with its plans for end-to-end encryption. Ken McCallum said the plans by chief executive Mark Zuckerberg would enable terrorists to plot attacks without being visible to the security services. In an interview with Times Radio, McCallum said they were not seeking…