A group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new encryption scheme, named Mylar, with the intent of combating the NSA and the PRISM surveillance program. Mylar "allows devs to build web applications which are protected from attackers, even if they have access to the server that stores the software." Mylar works in conjunction with Meteor, a web service building tool, to encrypt data using your password before it is even sent to a server. The researchers claim that Mylar requires minimal code modification of the target application and imposes minimal overhead and latency. The researchers will present their findings at the NSDI conference next week.
Source: The Register