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Android/iOS: If you’ve ever wished you could send photos or videos to your Instagram friends directly instead of posting them for the whole world to see, Instagram has your back. Instagram Direct, unveiled today, offers private or small-group photo and video sharing, and a new view where you can browse only those privately-shared items.
In response to increasing levels of government surveillance online, Microsoft has increased the levels of encryption used in its cloud products and says it will make it easier for government users to check its own code for “back doors” allowing access to sensitive data. However, the company has stopped short of opening up source code for all customers.
Data privacy is on our minds like never before. In a relatively small amount of time many of us have gone from carrying out our daily transactions in person to conducting them digitally. We pay energy bills online, conduct banking online and interact with friends online. All these transactions leave a trail of data as we go. While it is often promised that this data is secure, it can also be used by undisclosed third parties.
If you need to share encrypted files regularly, we’ve shown you some of the best tools for the job before. However, if it’s a one-off instance, Securesha.re can make encrypted file transfer dead simple.