Encryption

Quantum Computing That Can Crack Modern Encryption More Than a Decade Away

A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggests encryption-cracking quantum computers are possible, but won’t be built in the immediate future.

A Map That Tracks Everything

Blockchain-based mapping hopes to replace GPS. Can it be trusted?

Can Lightweight Encryption Save Us from the Internet of Things?

What makes each IoT device special is also what makes it vulnerable.

Agencies Should Rethink Their Communications in an Era of Leaks

Both government organizations and political campaigns must rethink how they communicate, as channels once thought to be secure are not.

Five Eyes Intel Alliance Urges Big Tech to Help Break Encrypted Messages

The U.S. and four major allies warn new legislation might be necessary to ensure law enforcement can access communications.

The U.S. Government Wants to Wiretap Facebook Messenger in an MS-13 Case

The government and tech companies have for years been at odds over privacy considerations.

Critical Update: Rep. Will Hurd Explains Why Everyone Should Care About Government Tech

For episode 5, Nextgov goes to Capitol Hill to talk with one of the most persistent voices on federal IT management and reform.

Could Quantum Computing Be the End of Free Will?

On the fear that too much processing power will make us cease to be human