Australia's controversial anti-encryption bill passes into law
The government could introduce amendments early next year, though.
Microsoft's Bitlocker compromised by bad SSD encryption
It defaults to the (nonexistent) passwords of Samsung and Crucial SSDs.
Signal's new 'Sealed Sender' feature makes conversations anonymous
It's like taking the sender's address off a piece of physical mail.
iFixit confirms you can still repair your own iMac Pro or MacBook Pro
Despite documents saying otherwise, systems with replacement parts still work.
Apple ‘software lock’ prevents repairs on iMac Pro, 2018 MacBook Pros (updated)
Update: iFixit tried doing a repair on its own, and didn't run into any lockouts.
Facebook reportedly avoided DOJ wiretap of Messenger calls
The DOJ pushed for voice call access but a judge ruled against it.
A popular fetish app stored passwords in plain text
When a human asks you for your password, that's usually a bad sign.
US, UK and others push for mandatory access to encrypted data
'Five Eyes' countries still see encryption as more threat than safeguard.
Skype launches end-to-end encryption for calls and texts
It's not the default, but it promises greater security for everyone.