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Spooked off the Net: Owner of Lavabit email blames US surveillance for closure

15.08.2013 14:21

“Our government can order us to do things that are morally and ethically wrong, order us to spy on other Americans and then order us — using the threat of imprisonment — to keep it all secret.”

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Anon ymous 22.08.2013 15:52

Can anyone provide an encrypted email service that we can use?


Alex Shepherd 16.08.2013 18:31

Agreed AnonAfrican - I'm American, and you're absolutely right. One problem is that too many people believe anything American media tells them, so they don't formulate their own opinions. It's hard to garner support to rise up against the govt when people don't think on their own anymore - these people I live with here are brainless. Waiting for my generation to grow up so we can hopefully take control of this clownery.


Richard Douglas 15.08.2013 22:35

The Bahamas has some of the fastest all-fiber networks in the West and it's right off the coast of Florida. And their strong e-commerce laws protect your data.

WHERE your data is hosted is becoming more important now than ever more!


fred 15.08.2013 21:53

We must all be viligent,brush up on encrption techniques. apply pgp in a sensible way and change the way we think when online. Privacy is a right not something granted or denied by the obama regime!!!


Carlos 15.08.2013 19:48

@portagekid. That is what he is doing. Quote “We’ve already started preparing the paperwork needed to continue to fight for the Constitution in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.”


mikeh 15.08.2013 19:28

don't see why they can't just host overseas


Carlos 15.08.2013 19:22

A coward is someone that shy's away from taking the required action in a time of danger. Ladar chose to take action to prevent the illegal sequestration of his clients private correspondence. The real cowards are the Likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft Apple. His action s have most probably cost him his livelihood. The only other things he could give would be his liberty or his life and since we are not in a revolution yet. I would not ask that him.


Daniel Helmick 15.08.2013 18:32

[quote name='Chris Habgood' time='15.08.2013 18:16']Coward.[/quot e]

The cowardly thing to do would be to knuckle under and give the gov't what they want. He is making the ethical choice.


Chris Habgood 15.08.2013 18:16


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