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Old 9th November 2013
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Default Op-ed: Lavabit’s primary security claim wasn’t actually true

From http://arstechnica.com/security/2013...ue-of-lavabit/

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In August of this year, Ladar Levison shut down his e-mail service, Lavabit, in an attempt to avoid complying with a US government request for his users' e-mails. To defy the US government's gag order and shut down his service took great courage, and I believe that Ladar deserves our support in his legal defense of that decision.

There is now an effort underway to restart the Lavabit project, however, which might be a good opportunity to take a critical look at the service itself. After all, how is it possible that a service which wasn't supposed to have access to its users' e-mails found itself in a position where it had no other option but to shut down in an attempt to avoid complying with a request for the contents of its users' e-mails
The response of Ladar Levison can be found at: http://arstechnica.com/security/2013...ers-criticism/
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I don't really understand the "Secure-Email" service providers. If SSL connections to the server are supported and GPG encryption is used by the sender/receiver, that seems like the way to go. Trusting the service provider with anything seems a bit naive. The truly paranoid might even consider connecting to the service provider through the Tor network so they don't even have your IP address logged.
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