Encryption is the process of encoding information in such a way that makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to access it while allowing access by authorized parties. Encryption doesn’t protect a message from being intercepted, but makes it impossible to be understood by the interceptor. Encryption software mostly uses a pseudo-random encryption key which makes it expensive for the intruder to decrypt a message, but easy for the authorized party to do so with a key. Encrypted messaging can be performed via encryption with public keys or private keys. Private keys require both parties to have the same decryption and encryption key, in comparison to public keys which involve public and free-to-use encryption keys with a private decryption key for the receiving party. Encryption had mostly been used by military forces but then gained wide usage by private companies and individuals to protect their personal information.
A former director of the U.S. National Broadband Task Force criticizes anti-encryption bills that in his opinion hurt the nation’s economy and security.
Former Director of the National Broadband Task Force Criticizes Anti-Encryption Bills
The foundation launched an updated version of FROST to sign transactions between participants that own a single private signing key.
Zcash Releases New Version of Frost Signature Scheme
Unstoppable Domains’ new chat protocol enables users to store data on their own servers through crypto wallets and P2P network integration.
Unstoppable Domains Launches Decentralized Chat Protocol
Bitcoin isn’t property under new Russian ruling while authorities in the U.S. and the EU challenge encrypted networks in this week’s Law Decoded.
Law Decoded: Independence Day Sees Challenges to Privacy, Property and Security, June 26–July 3
Authorities across Europe take down an organized crime syndicate that used an encrypted chat network to coordinate their illicit activities.
Authorities Take Down Biggest Criminal Chat Network Yet
According to local reports, the blockchain-based system allowed constituents to decipher their own private votes or let third-parties do so.
Russia's Blockchain Voting System Let Users Decrypt Results Before Count
Telegram’s digital resistance in Russia will contribute to further anti-censorship efforts in countries like China and Iran, Pavel Durov says.
Telegram CEO Says Global Resistance to Tech Bans Is ‘Just Getting Started’