Secrets, lies and Snowden’s email: why I was forced to shut down Lavabit

Lavabit

Lavabit

For the first time, the founder of an encrypted email startup that was supposed to insure privacy for all reveals how the FBI and the US legal system made sure we don’t have the right to much privacy in the first place

My legal saga started last summer with a knock at the door, behind which stood two federal agents ready to to serve me with a court order requiring the installation of surveillance equipment on my company’s network.

My company, Lavabit, provided email services to 410,000 people – including Edward Snowden, according to news reports – and thrived by offering features specifically designed to protect the privacy and security of its customers.

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Very interesting TheGuardian.com article written by the man himself.

The Guardian Article LINK

Ladar Levison(profile page) is the Founder of Lavabit LLC… Lavabit served as a place for free private and secure email accounts….

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