Oct 222014
 
 October 22, 2014  Posted by  Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Ashkan Soltani (who will be FTC’s new Chief Technologist) and Craig Timberg report:

Wireless carrier T-Mobile US has been quietly upgrading its network in a way that makes it harder for surveillance equipment to eavesdrop on calls and monitor texts, even on the company’s legacy system.

The upgrade involves switching to a new encryption standard, called A5/3, that is harder to crack than older forms of encryption.

Read more on Washington Post.

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