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.

Levison says he is forbidden to confirm that Edward Snowden was a customer, but he reveals that the government wanted total access to his clients’ information — including the ability to pose online as his company.

— Posted by Peter Z. Scheer

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