Google building brionv Flickr

A brief history of encryption at Google

As Google explores new ways to protect its user’s privacy, here’s a look back at the 15-year-old firm’s long-term romance with encryption — pulled from last week’s lengthy report on the matter.

Russians crack Apple’s iOS encryption

As any security expert will tell you, all security systems can be cracked. The issue is more whether the value of the information revealed justifies the effort required to do so.

Why next-gen mobile security needs to grow up

Editor’s note: This discussion about enterprise and mobility is one of the five themes we will be focusing on at theVentureBeat Mobile Summit, on April 25-26. We’ve carefully invited the top executives in mobile to discuss the biggest challenges of the day, which, if solved, can lead to much faster growth in the industry. And at our enterprise session, we’ll have top executives around the table from a number of companies, including Verizon, AT&T, Cisco, Salesforce,, and more. (If you think you should be part of the discussion, you can apply for a ticket.)