One of the few significant holes in Apple's end user security is set to be addressed, as Cupertino has announced plans to introduce end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups. A feature Apple has delayed due primarily to pressure from US federal law enforcement agencies.
The UK government line is that it does not want to outlaw end-to-end encryption, but simply "provide necessary tools" to law enforcement to ensure child cyber safety. This may include client-side scanning.
UK Home Secretary is offering grants of up to $117,000 to firms that can figure out how to bypass the end-to-end encryption used by the Facebook and WhatsApp messaging systems.
Recent rules passed in India that threaten end-to-end encryption are being challenged in court by WhatsApp. New "traceability" rules require social media platforms with at least five million users to be able to identify the originator of a message.
Since 2019, Facebook has been talking about adding end-to-end encryption to all its messaging services. It appears that the government of the United Kingdom would prefer that these plans go no further.
Some of Ring’s products will now be getting end-to-end encryption for the first time, six years after the company's flagship doorbell camera product first launched.
Zoom has decided to enable end-to-end encryption for all users including the free users and those subscribed to individual pro plan, provided they give up additional personal information.
Zoom claimed that end-to-end encryption will only be available as a premium paid feature so that law enforcement can have access to people who are using the platform for bad purposes.
U.S., U.K. and Australia urged Facebook not to extend end-to-end encryption as a default option for Facebook Messenger and Instagram as it could severely hampers efforts to crack down criminal activities.
Ban of end-to-end encryption is back on table in U.S., however government agencies are having mixed feelings, fearing potential economic, security and diplomatic consequences.