Amazon Web Services is experiencing a cloud service outage in its all-important US-East-1 Region–which includes data centers that many of its largest customers use–that has affected companies such as Adobe Systems, Twilio, Roku and AutoDesk. These incidents are rare for AWS, the dominant cloud provider, in large part because it has hired many of the world’s top experts at keeping...
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Signal Chief Meredith Whittaker Could Use Some Backup in the Fight for Encryption
I was about to sit down for coffee in Brooklyn with Meredith Whittaker when she started apologizing for the messages blowing up her phone. “Sorry, we’re launching our post-quantum protocol today,” she said while tapping away in—what else—her Signal app. Whittaker, the president of the Signal Foundation, the nonprofit behind the world’s most heavily encrypted...
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