Archive for the 'Encryption' Category

German Data Retention Law Passed

The German government has passed a law that’s going to rip another hole in privacy.  The new law will take effect next year.  When it does, quite a bit of data about communications will be kept for at least six months.  From what I’ve read the actual content of the communications will not be stored, […]

A Case For Encryption

This article is perhaps one of the best arguments for using encryption in your day to day emails that I’ve ever seen. No email privacy rights under Constitution, US gov claims On October 8, 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati granted the government’s request for a full-panel hearing […]

Preventing Headaches with Encryption

These days it seems like every few days you can find a story about a laptop being stolen or lost.  Inevitably it seems that when these machines go missing there is almost always some kind of sensitive information on them.  Often it seems it’s just a case of somebody taking some work home and then […]