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Lavabit’s Refusal to Give FBI “Unrestricted” Access to Emails of 400,000 Customers

October 8, 2013

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Published on Oct 7, 2013

In August, Lavabit became the first technology firm to shut down rather than disclose information to the U.S. government. Lavabit owner Ladar Levison closed his encrypted email company after refusing to comply with a government effort to tap his customers’ information. It has now been confirmed the FBI was targeting National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who used Lavabit’s services. But Levison says that instead of just targeting Snowden, the government effectively wanted access to the accounts of 400,000 other Lavabit customers.

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Lavabit founder refused FBI order to hand over email encryption keys

Unsealed documents show Ladar Levison, now subject of government gag order, refused requests to ‘defeat its own system’

Lavabit, the encrypted email service
Court ordered Levison to be fined $5,000 a day beginning 6 August until he handed over electronic copies of…

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  1. October 9, 2013 5:51 pm

    Thank you for the re-blog 🙂

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