Doubts abound over US action on cybersecurity

How should the U.S. respond to cyber attacks? That’s been a major question at this year’s RSA security conference, following Russia’s suspected attempt to influence last year’s election. Clearly, the government should be doing more on cybersecurity, said U.S. lawmakers and officials at the show, but they admit that politics …

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India launches 88 earth imaging satellites from Planet Labs

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) has launched into space 88 satellites from earth imaging company Planet Labs, giving the startup the ability to “image all of Earth’s landmass every day.” Planet Labs earlier this month entered into an agreement to acquire Google’s Terra Bella business, including the SkySat constellation …

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Lavabit developer has a new encrypted, end-to-end email protocol

The developer behind Lavabit, an email service that noted leaker Edward Snowden used, is releasing source code for an open-source end-to-end encrypted email standard that promises surveillance-proof messaging. The code for the Dark Internet Mail Environment (DIME) standard will become available on Github, along with an associated mail server program, said …

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