Friday, August 9, 2013

Edward Snowden's Email Provider Shut Down Rather Than Comply With Feds

Edward Snowden's Email Provider Shut Down Rather Than Comply With Feds

Users of the extra secure and private email provider Lavabit are out of luck after the owner shut down the service on Thursday offering only a cryptic message as an explanation. Lavabit is the preferred email service provider of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and yes, this matters.

In a note posted on lavabit.com, Ladar Levison goes into very little detail about what compelled him to shut down his service so abruptly, but it seems likely that he opted to pull the plug rather than comply with government requests about the Snowden connection.