New version of the German data retention law decided and pronounced

Against great criticism from politicians and the society the German government has decided on the remake of the data retention law.

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European court of justice strikes down ‘Safe Harbour‘. An indicative decision

The European court of justice has ruled against the safe harbour treaty that allowed EU citizens’ data to be transferred to the United States.

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End of Support for Cryptshare Server V2

Cryptshare Server V2 has received no further development since 2013 when it was replaced by its successor V3. This means that updates and security improvements, some of which we consider critical, are only developed for V3.x onwards. Please update to the newest version available!

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New Study about E-Mail usage

Claims that the end of e-mail is near have been frequent in recent years. A glance at reality and a recent study conducted by Adobe shows if there is any truth in this.

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AT&T gave NSA access to billions of emails

In the United States many tech-companies declare themselves against the mass surveillance attempts of various agencies. Sometimes, however, the help of just one company is all that’s needed.

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United Nations want to strengthen privacy in digital age

The Human Rights Council of the United Nations has passed a resolution to strengthen the right of privacy in a digital age. For this they have appointed a special rapporteur for privacy rights.

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What happened to the German project DE-Mail?

A group of delegates was wondering the same and asked the German federal government about the state of it. The answers they got support the impression that the officials could be equally unsure of the future success.

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Cryptshare immune against "Alternative chains certificate forgery" vulnerability.

A new security vulnerability in OpenSSL has recently become public as "Alternative chains certificate forgery (CVE-2015-1793)".

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Why We Encrypt – Bruce Schneier‘s Manifest

With governments from various countries and parts of the world trying to push back against encryption it’s important to be reminded of why private citizens, companies, journalists and organisations would want to encrypt their data and communication. Security expert Bruce Schneier summarises the different reasons in a recent post on his blog.

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Too little e-mail encryption in businesses

A German federal association for IT-security (TeleTrusT) has released a comprehensive information brochure on e-mail encryption. It is addressed equally to IT-experts and interested parties.

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