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CertiVox confirms it withdrew PrivateSky after GCHQ issued warrant | IT Security Guru
Another company had eliminated their secure email service because the government insisted on being allowed to snoop. This one was in the UK, was before Lavabit, and they didn't go public about it.
security  surveillance  privacy  lavabit  via:HackerNews 
december 2013 by mcherm
In Lavabit Appeal, U.S. Doubles Down on Access to Web Crypto Keys | Threat Level | Wired.com
Effectively, the US government is arguing in the lavabit case that they have the right to demand encryption keys from anyone with a subpoena.
lavabit  privacy  security  law  cryptography  snowden  via:HackerNews  wired 
november 2013 by mcherm
How one small American VPN company is trying to stand up for privacy | Ars Technica
A VPN that claims they keep no logs and have not been served with secret overreaching government orders.
privacy  security  lavabit  ArsTechnica  via:ArsTechnica  anonymity 
october 2013 by mcherm
I, Cringely Privacy is dead and here's how - I, Cringely
Legal requirements for ISPs demand that they have the tools on hand to listen in on any phone call (themselves, not just pipe it to the feds) without leaving a trail.
lavabit  privacy  security  via:cringely 
october 2013 by mcherm
FBI apparently uses lavabit as a honeypot to capture passwords
There's a "recover your mail" page up. It does not actually work (reported by one reddit user) and it exposes the password you enter (reported by another reddit user). It is probably a trap by the FBI.
via:reddit  lavabit  security  evil 
october 2013 by mcherm
A Court Order is an Insider Attack
A defense of designing Lavabit so it was difficult to comply with court ordered releases. Because the same technology is needed to prevent insider attacks: the system can't distinguish between an employee compelled by a court order and one bribed by a drug cartel.
via:boingboing  security  law  EdFelten  lavabit  blogworthy 
october 2013 by mcherm
Lavabit's Legal Fight: Should The Feds Have The Right To Break The Internet's Security System? - Forbes
An article from Forbs on the case contesting the government's right to demand SSL certificates so they can spy on everybody.
lavabit  snowden  security  law 
october 2013 by mcherm
Groklaw - Forced Exposure ~pj
Groklaw closes down because of ubiquitous government surveillance.
privacy  snowden  lavabit  surveillance  politics 
august 2013 by mcherm
So What Did The US Government Ask Lavabit to Do?
An honest attempt to guess what Levison was ordered to do that he chose to shut down the company instead of doing.
lavabit  snowden  privacy  law  security  LadarLevison  via:HackerNews 
august 2013 by mcherm
Twist in the Lavabit story: Feds Threaten To Arrest Lavabit Founder For Shutting Down His Service : law
My legal discussion about whether someone receiving a NSL could legally close down the business to avoid complying. I even got reddit gold!
law  mypostings  lavabit  snowden  secrecy  rights 
august 2013 by mcherm
Email service used by Snowden shuts itself down, warns against using US-based companies | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com
An article on how Lavabit shut down when the received what was apparently an National Security Letter ordering them to decrypt their secure email service.
snowden  politics  privacy  surveillance  law  lavabit  LadarLevinson  guardian  via:HackerNews 
august 2013 by mcherm

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