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Blake’s Stage Of Rage: Lavabit, Secret Courts, And Trampled Freedom


As I write this have finished reading a write up at The Guardian by Ladar Levison the founder of Lavabit, an email service that gained notoriety for its use by Edward Snowden in the wake of Snowden’s NSA leaks. Lavabit’s mission was simple. Provide a source for email that was secure and encrypted. That is to say, the email service’s main goal was to keep those emails private. In this write up (which I implore you to read) Ladar talks about some of the details of his legal case that eventually lead to the closing of his business/service.

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Aljazeera Claims New Emails Point To A “Cozy” Relationship Between Silicon Valley And The NSA

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The Huffington Post is reporting that Aljazeera America has obtained emails that show some Silicon Valley Executives had a much cozier relationship with the NSA than they led us to believe. The Aljazeera report focuses on Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page in emails they obtained through the “Freedom of Information” Act.

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