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Old 08-15-2013, 06:23 AM   #31
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Someone once told me that in the Soviet Union, you had to turn to American newspapers to read about what was going on in your own country. Now you need Russian newspapers to read about what's going on in America.
All together now....

In Russia, you research on Internet. In Obama's America, Internet researches YOU!

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Old 08-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #32
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Are there other businesses that offer services similar to those offered by Lavabit?
Personally, I use autistici/inventati; they are an Italian nonprofit group which provides a number of privacy-concious services.

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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.
Believe me, writing a letter is an incredibly pleasant experience. And it's really nice to get something other than junk mail! And don't forget about the fascinating rabbit-hole of zines!

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Someone once told me that in the Soviet Union, you had to turn to American newspapers to read about what was going on in your own country. Now you need Russian newspapers to read about what's going on in America.
Hahahahaha, thanks for the laugh

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As a result I have dumped gmail ("do no evil", my arse). Now using riseup.net which works quite well.
...but their servers are in the US and thus under US jurisdiction. Not that the US seems to care what is in their jurisdiction any more, but why make things easier for them?
 
Old 08-21-2013, 02:01 PM   #33
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Sort of on topic, I see that Groklaw is closing for the same reasons...
 
Old 08-21-2013, 06:07 PM   #34
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Sort of on topic, I see that Groklaw is closing for the same reasons...
"There is no way to do Groklaw without email". Has "he" never heard you can use another provider with about a 5 minute interruption in service?
 
Old 08-24-2013, 12:43 PM   #35
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Personally, I use autistici/inventati; they are an Italian nonprofit group which provides a number of privacy-concious services.
Are they autistic inventors? haha
Is it free?
 
Old 09-22-2013, 01:36 AM   #36
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Are they autistic inventors? haha
Is it free?
One can get an account without any sort of payment, although they do encourage and appreciate donations.
 
Old 10-03-2013, 10:18 AM   #37
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http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/10/...er-crypto-keys
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"Lavabit won a victory in court and were able to get the secret court order [which led to the site's closure] unsealed. The ACLU's Chris Soghoian called it the nuclear option: The court order revealed the FBI demanded Lavabit turn over their root SSL certificate, something that would allow them to monitor the traffic of every user of the service. Lavabit offered an alternative method to tap into the single user in question but the FBI wasn't interested. Lavabit could either comply or shut down. As such, no U.S. company that relies on SSL encryption can be trusted with sensitive data. Everything from Google to Facebook to Skype to your bank account is only encrypted by SSL keys, and if the FBI can force Lavabit to hand over their SSL key or face shutdown, they can do it to anyone."
 
Old 10-04-2013, 12:06 AM   #38
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There's a Reddit thread going on about this, too: http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/co...nds_companies/
 
Old 11-14-2013, 08:28 PM   #39
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Did anyone else receive a "Great news: Your StartMail beta test is about to launch!" email today? It looks like StartMail is almost ready to launch!

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Dear xxx@xxx.xxx,

We know you've been waiting patiently to receive private email through your StartMail beta test account. Now, after nearly three years of hard work, we're excited to announce that StartMail Beta is about to launch!

Within the next week or so, you'll receive a link to a confidential email usage survey. You need to complete the survey before we can launch your free three-month StartMail account, so please check your inbox for the link.

We realize it has taken longer than we originally anticipated to develop StartMail, and we truly appreciate your patience. The revelations this summer of NSA spying through the PRISM program prompted us to add even more features to our already rock-solid privacy. Those tighter security features added to our development time, but when you see them, we believe you'll agree they were worth the wait.

All StartMail users will now have access to a fully-encrypted user vault, the protection of perfect forward secrecy and transport layer security, state-of-the-art SSL encryption, and the confidence of knowing their email provider is based in the Netherlands, outside of US jurisdiction.

Thank you for joining more than 50,000 people worldwide who are helping us make email privacy a reality. We can't wait to get started!

On behalf of the StartMail team,

Alex van Eesteren
Vice President, StartMail Product Innovation
support@startmail.com


p.s. If you have friends who missed the opportunity to be beta testers, don't worry -- they can reserve their own paid StartMail accounts by going to www.StartMail.com and checking the box at the bottom of the page. By reserving an invitation, they will be given the option to purchase an account, but will be under no obligation to do so.

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Old 11-15-2013, 02:18 PM   #40
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Did anyone else receive a "Great news: Your StartMail beta test is about to launch!" email today? It looks like StartMail is almost ready to launch!
Yup, received that, too. Cool.
 
  


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