‘Warrant canaries’: a subtle hint that your email provider is compromised

‘Warrant canaries’: a subtle hint that your email provider is compromised
By Cory Doctorow

The business of protecting data is getting tougher by the day – but there are ways not to breach the law and still safeguard customer data

Since the Snowden revelations, the market for privacy-oriented services has only grown – indeed, it’s likely that it will keep growing. We’re not at peak surveillance, but we’re way past peak indifference to surveillance.

Running a privacy service comes with two distinct technical challenges: the cryptographic challenge of making messages secure in transit and at rest on your server; and the legal challenge of keeping your promises to your customers intact when a government wants to spy on them.

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August 20, 2015 at 11:09AM
via Technology | The Guardian http://ift.tt/1WGmZxq

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