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SS7 protocol concerns intensifying: security expert

telecom | 08/08/2017 5:58 pm EDT

Despite recent calls to limit encryption by some government officials and intelligence heads worldwide, the use of end-to-end encryption may help alleviate security concerns related to a decades-old mobile network infrastructure known as Signalling System 7 (SS7), which in...

Canadian reps at tech companies’ anti-terror initiative

Media | 08/01/2017 5:17 pm EDT

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, launched in June by Facebook Inc., Microsoft Corp., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube, held its first meeting in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday. Facebook said in a Monday press release that the meeting included “representatives from the tech industry, government and non-governmental organizations … coming together to share information and best practices about how to counter the threat of terrorist content online.” Representatives from Canada, along with those from Australia, the European Union and the United Nations,...

Five Eyes watching online terror content

Media | 06/28/2017 1:26 pm EDT

Representatives from the Five Eyes intelligence alliance have issued a statement lauding the creation of a coalition by some of the world’s biggest tech companies aimed at tackling terrorist content online. On...

Encrypted messaging apps no place to hide, says U.K. official after killings

Media | 03/27/2017 8:23 pm EDT

Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp messaging service should not be a place “for terrorists to hide,” according to U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who appeared on a Sunday BBC program...