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Gmail v6.7 Prepares to Add Security Warnings for Unencrypted Messages and Suggestions to Unsubscribe from Email Lists

Email security is a big topic lately, and it's important that we all take care of our own sensitive data. In order to protect its users from accidentally leaking private data, Google already automatically encrypts all messages sent internally through Gmail servers with TLS. Not all email services support encryption, however, and if you send or receive a...

How to Change Your Android Encryption Password Without Changing Your Lock Screen Password

As more and more users seek better protection for their private data across the technological space, Google has continued to introduce additional features in Android for their more privacy minded consumers. Notably, Google introduced full disk encryption (FDE) in Android Lollipop and made it a requirement for any device shipping with Android Marshmallow to have FDE...

Exploring The Differences In Top Cloud Services

OneDrive Microsoft's OneDrive doesn't have any revolutionary features from within the app. There is one feature where you can scan a document and import it as a PDF which I found somewhat interesting. The real handy feature is the integration with Windows. Your windows computer most likely already has OneDrive software ready to go. Just sign...

What Encryption Means For WhatsApp And Its 1 Billion Users

Some days ago, WhatsApp introduced the long awaited end-to-end encryption to all users. We heard the process has been going on for a while now , with Android-to-Android messages encrypted; now the encryption feature has reached almost every WhatsApp user out there, regardless of their mobile platform though one has to be running the latest version of...

WhatsApp’s End-to-End Encryption is Now Going Live

Security is all the hype these days. After years of being data mined and being a sitting duck for MITM attacks, the world has finally woken up and realized that not everyone needs to know everything. Some conversations are best kept private, and restricted only to the parties involved. With that thought in mind, Facebook's WhatsApp...

Baidu Browser found to be Leaking Personal User Data – What it means for you

You've probably heard of Baidu before. Known somewhat as China's Google (though that may change if Google finally decides to re-enter the market this year), the mammoth search engine giant/advertising platform/online encyclopedia has dabbled in developing numerous applications designed around its service ecosystem for both Android and Windows (much like Google). These apps have millions of users, most of whom...

Is Privacy a Privilege? Blackberry Thinks So

This year, we finally received a long-rumored Android device from Blackberry. Aside from the hardware uniqueness, the Blackberry Priv boasted some other features that would make the Priv worth owning. According to Blackberry, and written right on the box, the name “Priv” stands for privacy and privilege. The CEO of Blackberry, John Chen, has repeatedly stressed...

Disk Encryption: The Good and The Slow

In a world where personal information is not so personal, entire bank accounts are linked to our smartphones, and surveillance and cyber-crime are at an all time high, security is one of the majority aspects of the technology sphere. Simple screen locks in the form of PINs and patterns have been around for a long time,...

New Standards: Diving into the 6.0 Compatibility Definition Document

Marshmallow has seen the light of day on most Nexus devices already, but we've yet to see any third-party OEM update their phone to Marshmallow. How exactly will they incorporate Marshmallow's new features into their specific flavors of Android? It's hard to say for sure, but thanks to the Compatibility Definition Document (CDD), we can be...