In March 2021, the Economic Times reported that Indian government officials had proposed a new technology called "Alpha-Numeric Hashes", claiming that it would allow WhatsApp to trace the origins of messages without having to break its encryption technology. Talking to Sputnik, senior Indian tech policy expert Pranav Bhaskar Tiwari explained that alpha-numeric hashes are meant to defeat end-to-end encryption. "The solution proposed is old and has been put forth in the Indian context by Dr Kamakoti before the Madras High Court previously. At that point too, the solution was widely criticised because it is a regressive solution that takes the technology decades back to the early 2000s and is proposed without understanding the very nature of the end-to-end encryption protocol used by Signal and WhatsApp", said Tiwari, who is a cyber lawyer by profession and manages the programme on encryption and platform regulation at the Indian think tank The Dialogue. © AFP 2021 … [Read more...] about Indian Tech Experts Reveal Why Gov’t Shouldn’t Push for Alpha-Numeric Hashes to Trace WhatsApp Texts
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Kindly Share This Story: By Segun Odegbami I know that the title of this article will put off many from reading it. It is too simplistic to be true. I determined a long time ago, however, that I shall not be tired of writing about it. It has become either my cause or my curse. Either way, it is my choice to continue to beat the drums. April 6, 2021, That was 4 days ago. On that day, the world marked and celebrated the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace. Let me admit that it was the first time I was aware of such a date that has been set aside in the calendar of the United Nations to mark a global cause using sport. Before then, even as an Olympian, I only knew of the Olympic Truce, a period before, during and after every Olympic games since the 8th Century, when all wars and conflicts are required to cease to allow host countries, participants and fans, to take part in the friendship games of the Olympics. During the … [Read more...] about Sports can change Nigeria and the world!
FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo/File Photo VIENNA — U.S. and Iranian officials clashed on Friday over what sanctions the United States should lift to resume compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, with Washington predicting an impasse if Tehran sticks to a demand that all sanctions since 2017 be removed. The two nations laid out tough stances as indirect talks in Vienna on how to bring both back into full compliance with the agreement wound up for the week, with some delegates citing progress. The talks, in which European Union officials are shuttling between the remaining parties to the deal and the United States, aim to restore the bargain at the core of the agreement – restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of U.S. and other international sanctions. The United States was the first to renege on that bargain … [Read more...] about US sees possible ‘impasse’ as it clashes with Iran on sanctions