How Yahoo email encryption could help your business

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By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | August 12th, 2014 If Yahoo gets it right, then the end-to-end email encryption the Internet company is promising would be a big help to companies concerned with privacy in the use of webmail, experts say. Alex Stamos, chief information security officer for Yahoo, announced last week at Black Hat that…

Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | July 18th, 2014 Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private. Plans to favor some Internet packets over others threaten consumers’ hard-won right to use encryption, a digital privacy advocate says. Activists and tech companies fended off efforts in the…

Microsoft boosts anti-snooping protection in Outlook.com, OneDrive

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By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service | July 1st, 2014 The consumer webmail and cloud storage services will now be protected with new encryption. Microsoft has added encryption safeguards to the Outlook.com webmail service and to the OneDrive cloud storage service, in part to better protect these consumer products from government snoops. “Our goal…