How Good Are Social Media Apps for Buying Drugs?

Everyone is buying drugs via Snapchat, WhatsApp and Kik. But what are the benefits and pitfalls?


Encrypted Messaging App Signal Won’t Comply With Australia’s New Backdoor Bill

Signal joins Apple, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants who have already condemned and protested the bill.


Looks Like Australian Police are Getting Access to Your Messages

The government's controversial encryption laws are set to pass by the end of the week.


Your Tinder Swiping Sessions Are More Secure Than Ever

Tinder is now encrypting images and has made it harder to figure out who you’re matching with, and who you’re swiping left and right on.


Meet the Guy Selling Encrypted BlackBerrys to Australia's Underworld

The FBI claims that half the world's Phantom Blackberrys are used right here.


This Billionaire-Backed App Is Being Used to Buy and Sell Drugs

An encrypted messaging service used by politicians and business execs is the new favoured tool of dark net drug dealers.


John McAfee Is Selling a Master Key for Everything

Using Bluetooth low energy networking, EveryKey allows users to simultaneously unlock mobile devices, laptops, web applications and car doors.


This Kit Gives Protestors Weapons for Anonymity & Encryption

New York-based designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira have created a kit of wearables for civil unrest.


Will the Paris Attacks Lead Law Enforcement to Crack Down on Encryption Apps?

Privacy advocates worry that governments will use terrorism as an excuse to take away people's right to secure communication.


I Went to a Cryptoparty to Ask Why People Want to Protect Their Data

It was an evening of pizza, beer, and technological subterfuge.


Having Cryptic Conversations About Encrypted Graphics at Rosa Menkman’s New Show

A conversation about "resolutions" at the 'Institutions of Resolution Disputes [iRD],' which opened last Saturday night at Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn.


The Mostly Terrible Things I Learned by Listening to Police Scanners for Six Months

While working for a newspaper it was my job to listen in on the parade of misery that kicked off every night.