encryption

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

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 …

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

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 …

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