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Dark Mail Aims to Restore Privacy in the NSA Age

The founder of Lavabit, the secure email service provider that shut down rather than betray its customers—including Edward Snowden—to the U.S. government, is back with a new idea for private email.

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 READ MORE


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Edward Snowden’s Email Provider Explains Why He Refused the Government

Lavabit founder Ladar Levison chose to blow up his own company rather than turn over his 400,000 users’ data to the feds. Here he explains why to Amy Goodman.

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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Lavabit Founder Caught in Kafkaesque Legal Battle

The tech executive who closed his secure email service last month says the Obama administration has created a surveillance state on a scale that has not been seen since the communist witch hunts of the 1950s.

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Lavabit’s Ladar Levison

Americans love an underdog. So they should be cheering Ladar Levison, a 32-year-old digital security specialist who closed the email service he operated for 10 years rather than help the U.S. government spy on his customers.

Posted on Aug 10, 2013 READ MORE


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