Link: Lavabit, the encrypted email once used by Snowden, returns to operation – SlashGear

Lavabit, the encrypted email once used by Snowden, returns to operation – SlashGear

Back in 2013, when Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the US government’s mass surveillance programs, it was discovered that his preferred email provider was the encrypted service called Lavabit. As the government then tried to get its hands on the former NSA contractor, the federal authorities demanded Lavabit turn over its SSL encryption key. Instead, founder Ladar Levison shut the entire service down, as cooperating meant giving the government access to the private data of all of its 410,000 users.

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