Skip to comments.Lavabit private email service closes down; owner advises patrons to cease all U.S. based operations
Posted on 08/08/2013 12:47:48 PM PDT by Nachum
My Fellow Users,
I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit. After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations. I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to my decision. I cannot. I feel you deserve to know whats going on--the first amendment is supposed to guarantee me the freedom to speak out in situations like this. Unfortunately, Congress has passed laws that say otherwise. As things currently stand, I cannot share my experiences over the last six weeks, even though I have twice made the appropriate requests.
Whats going to happen now? Weve already started preparing the paperwork needed to continue to fight for the Constitution in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. A favorable decision would allow me resurrect Lavabit as an American company.
This experience has taught me one very important lesson: without congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I would _strongly_ recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States.
Sincerely, Ladar Levison Owner and Operator, Lavabit LLC
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never heard of it
Maybe Putin will buy the company....
Nachum ~:” I think that Snowden was using this.”
From their website : “Lavabit is a premier POP3 e-mail provider with free and premium accounts. “
base it in Russia, and it’s biz as usual. They should have done what Pirate Bay does all the time is keep moving the server off-shore.
This appears to be moving in a direction where some foreign country will take legal action against the NSA for grabbing their data. Perhaps even indicting some agents by name.
Sumpin weird about this post.
This impairs or abridges American Citizens of their Constitutional Rights, spelled out in the Bill of Rights.
Maybe, also, the 5th, 1st and 14th.
Never heard of it either so I googled it:
Lavabit was an encrypted Email account that was free. All other encryption based systems available today isn’t actually encrypted.
If Snowden was using Lavabit, the owner does not have to reveal what has been going on these past weeks. I think we get the general idea.
Demonoid is back up too... just under a ‘new’ name ;)
I was using it for a backup. Gone now.
All your data are belong to us.
Welcome to the USSA, comrades!
Thought it might be useful for some to see this.
Encryption is becoming a myth. Utilizing quantum computers, which the NSA is, on a scale that is difficult to comprehend, they are breaking the threshold of THOUSANDS of qubits which exceeds the performance of tens of thousands of parallel supercomputers. Encryption on any level can be cracked in mere fractions of a second using quantum computing. I invite anyone to read more about quantum computers and do so with the knowledge that for every good use they present, the opposite exists to an exponential extent.
you of little imagination. It is quite possible to create encryption schemes that are worse than uncrackable. They are untouchable.
i seem to remember something about the gov wanting encryption keys?
Maybe so yet, Big brother forces him out of business