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JWJones 08-08-2013 04:05 PM

Lavabit suspends operations
 
Heads-up to anyone, like me, who has a Lavabit account:

https://lavabit.com/

unSpawn 08-08-2013 05:10 PM

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/201...ntrusion.shtml

JWJones 08-08-2013 05:29 PM

Thanks, unSpawn, I was wondering what the issue was. Wow.

cynwulf 08-08-2013 07:37 PM

Yes I'm also fucked... but fully support what he has done.

dugan 08-08-2013 08:38 PM

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However, today Lavabit's owner, Ladar Levison, shut down the service, claiming it was necessary to do so to avoid becoming "complicit in crimes against the American people."
As symbolic as this is, it probably doesn't actually change much. The data and the "requests" for it are still there.

JWJones 08-08-2013 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by dugan (Post 5005952)
As symbolic as this is, it probably doesn't actually change much. The data and the "requests" for it are still there.

Yup, unfortunately, the protection racket known as the "U.S. government" has lots of guns and the willingness to use them, so they will get what they want. I would just destroy all the data and tell them to pound sand, but then I'm a little extreme that way, hahaha.

marcdw 08-09-2013 02:11 AM

Talk about timing. I had recently signed up with them (paid 5 years upfront, too) seeing as how I'd be
losing my ISP soon. Set up my Linux boxes to use the service and then went to all the vendors/companies
where my ISP addy was used and made changes. Now I gotta do it all over again.

But in this case I'm not angry at all. That was a bold move on lavabit's part. Now the guy's gonna fight
for his fourth amendment rights. Hope he gets the financial support he needs to battle Big Brother.

Z038 08-09-2013 03:09 AM

Are there other businesses that offer services similar to those offered by Lavabit?

And would it matter if there were? No business in the US is immune to an NSL, or from the secret predations of a rogue government.

H_TeXMeX_H 08-09-2013 03:38 AM

I think he did the right thing. I think if more companies did the same, maybe things would change for the better. It will never happen tho, as the giant monopolies don't give a **** about their customers. That's why you should avoid them.

kooru 08-09-2013 05:30 AM

Bad news :\
But right thing.

JWJones 08-09-2013 08:11 AM

I think I'll be checking these guys out:

https://countermail.com/

H_TeXMeX_H 08-09-2013 10:10 AM

Silent circle mail follows them:
http://silentcircle.wordpress.com/20...our-customers/

brianL 08-09-2013 10:18 AM

Better get back to using pen & paper, then The-Powers-That-Be will have to steam the envelopes open. They'll soon get bored doing that.

H_TeXMeX_H 08-09-2013 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by brianL (Post 5006279)
Better get back to using pen & paper, then The-Powers-That-Be will have to steam the envelopes open. They'll soon get bored doing that.

I agree, put those three letter agencies to work. Use a PRNG to print out tons of random characters and send them through the mail and have them try to crack it.

Or you could use a one-time pad for encryption.

brianL 08-09-2013 10:56 AM

Another good time-waster for THEM: encrypt pages of Joyce's "Finnegans Wake", send them as email, then if they're intercepted and decrypted they still won't make sense.


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