The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, February 20
Intelligence agencies may have your phone’s encryption keys
British and American government agents hacked into SIM card maker Gemalto’s network to take smartphone encryption keys potentially used by customers of hundreds of mobile phone carriers worldwide. That let the spy agencies monitor a vast swathe of the world’s mobile phone voice and data traffic, reported The Intercept. It’s the latest revelation from the trove of information leaked by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden.