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Lavabit shuts down _Feds attack
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Dewbie

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Oct 2013, 01:53    Post_subject:  

From The Guardian:
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Levison handed over the SSL keys as an 11-page printout in 4-point type which the government called "illegible".

"To make use of these keys, the FBI would have to manually input all 2,560 characters, and one incorrect keystroke in this laborious process would render the FBI collection system incapable of collecting decrypted data," prosecutors said.

The court ordered Levison to be fined $5,000 a day beginning 6 August until he handed over electronic copies of the keys. Two days later Levison handed over the keys hours after he shuttered Lavabit.

Now that takes balls. Cool
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darry1966

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Oct 2013, 04:10    Post_subject:  

Yep shore does.
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Dewbie

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Oct 2013, 01:08    Post_subject:  

Lavabit to Briefly Reinstate Services for Data Recovery
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Dewbie

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct 2013, 18:24    Post_subject:  

From The Guardian:
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The US government "fatally undermined" Lavabit, the secure email service used by whistleblower Edward Snowden, when it demanded access to encryption keys that kept the service secure, the American Civil Liberties Union said in court filings on Friday...

..."Lavabit's business was predicated on offering a secure email service, and no company could possibly tell its clients that it offers a secure service if its keys have been handed over to the government," Crump said.


This part's interesting:
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Lavabit is currently fighting its contempt charges and has filed briefs arguing that the US investigation violated its constitutional fourth amendment right to protection from unreasonable searches. The company has set up a legal fund to help with the costs that has so far raised $96,000.

Imagine how much larger this (two-month-old) fund would be if it was about the second amendment.

More here.
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Nov 2013, 17:27    Post_subject:  

Lavabit's Dark Mail Initiative >> Kickstarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ladar/lavabits-dark-mail-initiative?ref=NewsNov0613&utm_campaign=Nov06&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

" The goal is to cleanup and release the source code that was used to power Lavabit as a f/oss project with support for dark mail added."

Chris.
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